Hyundai and Kia have issued an additional recall notice affecting over 3 million vehicles due to a fire risk. The report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) mentions that owners of the affected vehicles need to park their vehicles outside, away from homes and structures.
According to the report, the 1.64 million Hyundai and Genesis vehicles affected are 2012-2015 Accent, 2012-2015 Azera, 2011-2015 Elantra, 2013-2015 Elantra Coupe, 2014-2015 Equus, 2011-2015 Genesis Coupe, 2013-2015 Santa Fe, 2013 Santa Fe Sport, 2011-2015 Sonata HEV, 2010-2013 Tucson, 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell, 2012-2015 Veloster and 2010-2012 Veracruz.
And the 1.73 million Kia vehicles affected are 2014-2016 Cadenza, 2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup, 2015-2017 K900, 2010-2015 Optima, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2011-2017 Rio, 2010 Rondo, 2011-2014 Sorento, 2011-2013 Soul and 2010-2013 Sportage.
Hyundai plans to notify affected vehicle owners to bring in their vehicles for a replacement to the defective part, and Kia is reportedly still working on a fix. Owners can visit the NHTSA website and input their vehicle identification number (VIN) to check if they are affected.