Before there were over-the-air updates for everything, you’d just park the car further away from the house if it had the risk of spontaneously combusting. That’s exactly that’s going on over at Kia, where the automaker is telling owners to park nearly 380,000 vehicles outdoors due to the risk of an engine compartment fire.
The “recall”, if you want to call it that, affects certain 2017 through 2021 Sportage SUVs and 2017 through 2019 Cadenza sedans. Kia is telling owners that a short circuit in the hydraulic electronic brake control unit can cause excessive current, increasing fire risk, according to ABC.
In addition to parking the cars outside, Kia is also suggesting that owners “should also park them away from structures until repairs are made.”