Documents filed with the National Highway Safety Administration indicate,  close to 600,000 Hyundai and Kia automobiles are being recalled for a brake-fluid problem due to the fact that it could cause an engine fire.

  • 2013-2015 Kia Optimas
  • 2014-2015 Kia Sorentos
  • 2013-2015 Hyundai Santa Fes

Are the vehicles being recalled with at least 15 fires caused due to the defect on Hyundai cars with an additional 8 fires on Kia's.

The good news is no injuries have been reported.

According to the recall notice:

"due to a suspected supplier quality deviation issue, brake fluid may leak internally inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control ECU which, over time, could trigger an electrical short. An electrical short in the HECU increases the risk of an engine compartment fire while driving, also Hyundai has added that an engine fire could even happen if the car is not turned on."

It is recommended by Hyuandai that if the Anti-lock Brake System warning light is illuminated, you should not drive the vehicle.

Instead contact your Hyundai dealer for service.

Both companies have announced they will inspect the cars and replace them if needed at no cost to the owners.

If you do not know if your car needs to be recalled, CLICK HERE, to find out.

The Kia recall is set to begin on October 15.

Hyunai will begin their recalls on October 23.


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