An engine compartment fire may occur while the vehicle is parked or being driven
Washington, D.C.—Kia America has issued a new recall for certain Model Year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles due to a continued risk of fire and strongly urges owners of these vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes and other structures until their vehicles have been repaired. An engine compartment fire originating from around the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may occur while the vehicle is parked or being driven.
These vehicles were previously recalled in 2016, and owners will need to have their vehicles repaired again under this new recall.
The recall repair is under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed Dec. 22.