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If you currently drive a Kia or Hyundai, you may want to check to see if your car is on the recall list. Almost half a million Kia and Hyundai models have been recalled due to a fire risk. Manufacturers are advising drivers of the models to park their vehicles outside. The vehicles can catch fire even if the engine is off. The problem is caused by electrical short stemming from an issue with the antilock brake control module. So far there have been 11 fires in the United States. Read the full story here.

Recalled Vehicles Include:


  • Certain 2016-2018 model year Santa Fe SUVs
  • 2017-2018 Santa Fe Sport SUVs
  • 2019 Santa Fe XL vehicles
  • 2014-2015 Tucson SUVs


  • 2016-2018 K900 sedans
  • 2014-2016 Sportage SUVs

Drivers can also check and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is being recalled. If your vehicle is recalled and needs repair, here are a few locations and contacts in the Charlotte area:

  1. South Charlotte Hyundai Service
  2. Hendrick Kia of Concord
    • 7550 Hendrick Auto Plaza NWConcord, NC 28027
    • 833-391-1789
  3. Leo’s Auto Care
  4. Planet Kia of Charlotte