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Kia Sportage and Cadenza recalled for fire risk

Owners of select Model Year 2017-2021 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired

Washington D.C.—Owners of select Model Year 2017-2021 Kia Sportage and Cadenza vehicles should park their cars outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire. 

Kia Motors America issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID 21V-137) on Tuesday for 379,931 select Sportage and Cadenza vehicles not equipped with Smart Cruise Control. Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures.

The electrical circuit in the hydraulic electronic control unit in these vehicles may short circuit, which could cause a fire in the engine compartment.

For more information, see the recall report.

Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall. If it is, vehicle owners should call their nearest dealership immediately to schedule a free interim repair.

Owners can also download NHTSA’s new SaferCar app for Apple or Android. Enter the vehicle, tires, car seat, or other vehicle equipment, and the app will push a notification if a recall is issued.

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