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Kia, Hyundai recalled more than 280,000 SUVs due to fire risk

Hyundai Fire Risk
Kia recalling 295,000 vehicles over issue that could cause engine fire
Posted at 8:37 AM, Aug 24, 2022

WASHINGTON — The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 281,000 of their vehicles due to a fire risk.

The NHTSA said the recall involves more than 245,000 Hyundai Palisade vehicle models from 2020-2022 and over 36,000 Kia Telluride vehicle models from 2020-2022.

The NHTSA also said a "stop sale" has been issued to comply with federal regulations for affected unsold vehicles at dealers and processing centers.

According to the report, an accessory tow hitch sold through dealerships may allow moisture into the harness, causing a short circuit.

In some cases, the NHTSA said an electrical short could cause a vehicle fire while driving, parked, or turned off.

The NHTSA said Hyundai dealers have a repair available that will inspect the tow hitch module and remove the fuse, but Kia does not have a repair available right now.

Vehicle owners can visit and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) to see if their vehicle is under recall.

Leilyn Torres at WFTS first reported this story.