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Hyundai, Kia Recall: Owners Of 485,000 Vehicles Told To Park Outside Due To Fire Risk

Jan 24, 2018-Pyeongtaek, South Korea-Kia Motors Corp. vehicles bound for export await shipment as the Hyundai Glovis Co. roll-on/roll-off (RORO) vehicles carrier cargo ship sits docked at the port of Pyeongtaek in Pyeongtaek, South Korea. South Korea's largest automotive conglomerate Hyundai Motor Group joined hands with the government Wednesday to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the face of the recent minimum wage hike, the SMEs ministry said. The group, which has the country's No. 1 carmaker Hyundai Motor Co. and the smaller affiliate Kia Motors Corp. under its wing, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of SMEs and Startups to contribute 50 billion won (US$46.4 million) for its subcontractors hit by the minimum wage increase, the ministry said. (Photo by Seung-il Ryu/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hyundai and Kia are telling the owners of nearly 485,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outside because they can catch fire even when stopped.

The recalls from the two Korean automakers are another in a long string of fire and engine failure problems that have plagued the companies for the past six years.

This time, the problem is contamination in the antilock brake control module that can cause an electrical short.

The recall includes certain Kia Sportage SUVs (2014-2016), K900 sedans (2016-2018), Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs (2016-2018), Santa Fe Sports (2017-2018), the 2019 Santa Fe XL, and Tucson SUVs (2014-2015).

The automakers say they have had 11 fires reported in the U.S.; no injuries.

As part of the recall, dealers will replace a fuse.

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