Kia recalls more than 200,000 vehicles over fire problemChristian Fernsby ▼ | February 21, 2020
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.
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Also covered are Sorento SUVs from 2007 through 2009.
Kia is telling owners to park their vehicles outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the problem can be fixed.
The company says in documents posted Thursday by the U.S.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that moisture can get into the antilock brake control computer and cause an electrical short and possible fires.
Kia has reports of seven fires, but no injuries.
The problem can happen even if the engine is turned off. ■