The United States Department of Transportation is putting out an urgent message to owners of a popular vehicle in Illinois about the potential of a dangerous fire.

Over 3 Million Vehicles Being Recalled

According to a press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there are 3.3 million vehicles from two different manufacturers that are at risk of catching fire, even when turned off and parked.

The issue has to do with the anti-lock braking system on these specific vehicles that "could leak brake fluid internally and cause an electrical short," according to the NHTSA warning.

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An electrical short could then cause "significant overcurrent in the ABS module, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire while driving or parked."

What Vehicles Are Urgently Being Recalled?

Approximately 1.6 million owners of some Hyundai and select Genesis brand vehicles are being urged to "park their vehicles outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired, due to a new recall for the risk of fire."


Here are the Hyundai and Genesis models that are being recalled:

  • 2012-2015 Accent
  • 2012-2015 Azera
  • 2011-2015 Elantra
  • 2013-2015 Elantra Coupe
  • 2014-2015 Equus
  • 2011-2015 Genesis Coupe
  • 2013-2015 Santa Fe
  • 2013 Santa Fe Sport
  • 2011-2015 Sonata HEV
  • 2010-2013 Tucson
  • 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell
  • 2012-2015 Veloster 
  • 2010-2012 Veracruz

Approximately 1.73 million Kia owners are also being urged to "park their vehicles outside and away from homes until their vehicles have been repaired."


Here are the Kia models that are being recalled:

  • 2014-2016 Cadenza
  • 2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup
  • 2015-2017 K900
  • 2010-2015 Optima
  • 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid
  • 2011-2017 Rio
  • 2010 Rondo
  • 2011-2014 Sorento
  • 2011-2013 Soul
  • 2010-2013 Sportage

Hyundai says there have been "21 related vehicle fires in the United States as well as 22 thermal incidents, including visible smoke, burning and melting."

Kia says "one engine compartment fire, three fires in the unit, and six instances of melting components" have been reported in their vehicles, but there have been no injuries or fatalities, according to the press release.

If you own one of these models and want to see if your vehicle is under recall, CLICK HERE.

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