Hyundai, Kia announce massive recall for brake fluid issues – WREX-TV

Hyundai, Kia announce massive recall for brake fluid issues – WREX-TV

(NBC) — Hundreds of thousands of cars in the U.S. are being called back by Hyundai and Kia.

The recalls are due to brake fluid leak issues that could cause engine fires.

More than 440,00 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013-2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs are included.

For Hyundai, 151,000 Santa Fe SUVs from 2013-2015 are being called back.

The automakers say brake fluid can leak inside a hydraulic control unit for the anti-lock brakes, possibly causing an electrical short that can lead to fires.

Hyundai is aware of at least 15 fires due to the defect while Kia knows of eight fires.

No injuries have been reported as a result of the defects.

Kia’s recall will start Thursday, October 15 while Hyundai’s will begin Friday, October 23.

Dealers for both companies will inspect the control units for leaks and replace them if needed at no cost to owners.

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