Hyundai recalls more than 390,000 vehicles due to possible engine fires

Owners urged to park outdoors until the problems are fixed

Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in Canada and the U.S. for two problems that can cause engine fires.

In more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015 brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires. Owners have been urged to park outdoors and away from structures until the problem is fixed

The second recall involves nearly 187,000 2019 and 2020 Elantras, and 2019 through 2021 Konas and Velosters with 2-litre engines. The piston rings may not have been properly heat-treated, which can cause engine damage, oil leaks and possible fires.

Engine failure and fire problems at Hyundai and affiliated Korean automaker Kia have plagued the companies for more than five years, affecting the owners of more than 8-million vehicles.

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