Hyundai, Kia recall hybrids for fire risk


The logo of Kia Motors is seen on a car displayed at a showroom in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 29, 2011. Kia Motors says Friday first-quarter profit rose 91 percent as sales revenue and volume increased in South Korea and overseas amid higher vehicle prices. Kia said it earned 953.2 billion won ($889.4 million) […]

Hyundai and Kia are recalling over 37,000 hybrids due to an oil leak could cause a fire.

The defective part of the car may leak oil, which could cause an electrical short.

If that happened, a dangerous fire would be possible.

The defect was discovered during warranty repairs of vehicles with illuminated HEV warning lights.

According to Consumer Reports, neither Kia nor Hyundai is aware of any fires, crashes or injuries related to the problem. 

27,029 of the 2017 Ioniq hybrids from Hyundai are being recalled.

Kia is recalling 10,156 of its 2017 Niro hybrids.

You can check the status of your vehicle here. 

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