Kia issued a major recall for its Sedona minivans and Sorento SUVs due to an electrical issue.
The concern is over moisture entering the anti-lock brake module, which can cause an electrical short and bigger issues, including engine fire.
Affected vehicles have the potential to catch fire when parked or turned off as electronic components remain active. It’s unclear how the moisture, which is causing the electrical issue, is entering the vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Next month, Kia dealers will begin to install relays. This repair will prevent power from entering the ABS module when the car is off.
Over 228,000 Kia vehicles are impacted by the recall.
Sedona minivans made between 2006-2010 and Sorento SUVs made between 2007-2009 are part of the recall. Check the recall status here.
The manufacturer will be contacting owners for the repairs soon. For now, Kia urges owners of the affected vehicles to park vehicles away from their homes and other vehicles until a repair is made.
To date, the company said it’s aware of about seven fires that have sparked as a result of the electrical issue. It’s unclear if the issue occurs when the vehicle is in use.