DETROIT (CBSDFW/AP) — Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 591,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix a brake fluid leak that could cause engine fires.
The recalls cover more than 440,000 Kia Optima midsize sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Kia Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015. Also covered are 151,000 Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 to 2015.READ MORE: All Hostages Are Out Alive And Safe At Congregation Beth Israel In Colleyville, Suspect Dead
The affiliated 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.
Kia’s recall will start Oct. 15, while Hyundai’s will start Oct. 23. Dealers for both companies will inspect the control units for leaks and replace them if needed at no cost to owners.READ MORE: North Texas Police Departments Increase Security At Synagogues, Other Jewish Sites
This isn’t the first recall for the company for a similar issue.
In January 2019, the automakers recalled about 168,000 vehicles to fix a fuel pipe problem that can cause engine fires. The problem stemmed from improper repairs during previous recalls for engine failures.MORE NEWS: Garland Partners With NAACP To Host 33rd Annual MLK Jr. Day Parade
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