Hyundai and Kia have issued recalls effecting approximately 500,000 vehicles in the U.S due to risk of engine fires.
The first recall effects about 379,000 2012-2016 Kia Soul’s. The catalytic converter is causing abnormal combustion in the 1.6-liter direct-injection gasoline engine, putting the vehicle at risk for an engine fire.
The second recall effects both Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Approximately 32,000 2011-2012 Kia Sportage’s and approximately 120,000 2011-2013 Hyundai Tucson’s. The recall effects models equipped with a 2.4-litre gas engine. The oil pan in these vehicles is increasing the risk of an engine fire as well as well as a collision.
The automakers have said they have remedied the problem on the assembly line, but are still working on fixes for affecting vehicles currently on the road.