Kia Recalls Over 200,000 Vehicles Due to Risk of Fire
Kia Motors is recalling nearly 229,000 Sedona minivans and Sorento SUVs due the possibility they may catch fire.
According to USA Today, the recall covers 2006 through 2010 model year Sedonas, and 2007 through 2009 Sorentos. The issue involves the vehicle's anti-lock brake control computer. Moisture can get into the computer, and as we all know from basic science, when water and electricity mix, it's not a good thing. In this case, the water causes a spark which leads to the fire. What's even scarier is that it can happen even when the vehicle is off.
To date, Kia has received seven reports of fires starting, but no injuries. If you have one of these vehicles, they recommend parking it outside, and away from other structures until the problem is fixed. As of now, they don't seem to know what the fix is.
Once they do, owners will be contacted with instructions on how to get it taken care of.
[Source: USA Today]