71,700 Kia Sportages Recalled Over Fire Risk

71,700 Kia Sportages Recalled Over Fire Risk Despite it being, 2008-09 model year Kia Sportages owners may need to park their SUV outside again thanks to a new recall due to the fire hazard affecting nearly 72,000 vehicles.

About 71,700 2008-09 Sportages were affected in the most recent recall, all of which are included in the 2016 directive. A fire can start in the engine compartment from around the hydraulic ECU while standing or driving, increasing the risk of injury.

The treatment is currently in development, but for now, owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the repair is complete. Kia will begin notifying owners on December 22, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542 (Kia’s recall number is SC253) or visit to check out and learn more.

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