September 15 , 2020 | Personal Injury
We expect the products we buy and consume to be safe for our use and consumption. Unfortunately, sometimes products pose potential risks to our health and safety. When a potential hazard associated with a product becomes known, it is common for the producer of the product to issue a recall to help inform consumers of the risks associated with the product. One type of product that is often the subject of recalls is automobiles. Recently, a recall has been issued for some Hyundai and Kia vehicles.
The recall comes after the discovery that there the possibility that the brake-fluid may leak. When the brake-fluid leaks, it can potentially cause an engine fire. The recall impacts almost 600,000 vehicles with model years 2013 through 2015. The companies have been investigating this problem since 2018. Both companies are recommending that owners of the vehicles impacted by the recall park their vehicles outside until they have them looked at by a dealer. The vehicles included in the recall are:
- Kia Optimas from 2013 through 2015
- Kia Sorentos from 2014 through 2015
- Hyundai Santa Fe SUVs from 2013 through 2015
Individuals who believe that their vehicle may be impacted by the recall can check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recall website to find out if their vehicle is included in the recall. Kia plans to notify owners of the impacted vehicles starting October 15 and Hyundai plans to notify owners the following week. If a vehicle is impacted by the recall, owners will be able to take their vehicle to a dealer where they fill inspect it. If needed, dealers will replace the hydraulic electronic control unit within the vehicle.