Korean companies hyundai Y KIA will inform the owners of almost 485 thousand vehicles sold in U.S park them outdoors because they can catch fire even if the engines are off.
For the past six years, the cars of the two car manufacturers have accumulated a series of problems fires and engine failure, according to information from AP.
There are 11 reports of fires in the United States
Automakers reported that they have 11 reports of fires on certain car models only on U.Sbut not injury.
This Tuesday, the regulators of U.S released documents recommending owners park vehicles outside and away from structures until repairs are made.
These are the affected Hyundai and Kia models
The affected models of the company KIA They are some trucks of the models Sportage from 2014 to 2016, and the K900 sedan from 2016 to 2018.
In the case of hyundaifailed vehicles include some SUV Santa Fe from 2016 to 2018, Santa Fe Sports of 2017 and 2018, Santa Fe XL of 2019 and the Tucson SUVs of 2014 and 2015.
hyundai send notification letters to vehicle owners beginning April 5, and KIA will send them on March 31, as reported AP.
Short circuit caused by contamination
The companies explained that what would be causing the fires is the contamination of the control module of the anti-lock brakeswhich can generate a short circuit.
“This increases the risk of fire while the vehicles are being driven or parked,” they added.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration He called on owners to visit www.nhtsa.gov and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their car is subject to the search.
With information from AP