Kia Recalls Vehicles for Second Time Due to Fire Risk
For the second time, Kia is recalling more than 440,000 cars and SUVs in the United States to fix a problem that can cause engine fires. And again, the automaker is telling owners to park them outdoors and away from structures because fires could happen when the engines aren't running.
The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.
The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an electrical short. That can increase the risk of fire even when the vehicles are parked.
This time dealers and technicians will install a new fuse, inspect the computers, and replace them if needed. Owners will get recall notification letters starting July 2.