South Korea’s Hyundai Motor and Kia are recalling almost 92,000 newer vehicles in the US because of a fire risk.
The companies advised owners of the vehicles to park outside and away from buildings until they are inspected.
The recall covers Hyundai 2023-2024 Palisade, 2023 Tucson, Sonata, Elantra, and Kona vehicles and 2023-2024 Seltos and 2023 Kia Soul, Sportage vehicles.
Some 52,000 Hyundai vehicles and nearly 40,000 Kia vehicles are covered under the recall.
Documents published by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said electric controllers for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly in some car may contain damaged elements.
These could cause the pump to overheat, and could create a fire risk.
Kia has so far received six reports of thermal events that could be related, but no accidents or injuries – while Hyundai has four similar reports.
The NHTSA advised: “Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete.
“Dealers will inspect and replace the electric oil pump controller, as necessary, free of charge.
“Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 25, 2023.”
It comes shortly after Hyundai and Kia recalled more than 570,000 vehicles in March, urging US owners to park their vehicles outside and away from homes and other structures.