Kia is once again telling owners of older Sportage SUVs to park them outside and away from structures because there have been additional reports of engine fires.
The latest recall affects almost 72,000 2008 and 2009 Sportages, The Associated Press reported.
This is the second time the vehicles have been recalled after it was found that a fire could start near a hydraulic engine control device.
The fires can start when the SUV is running or when it is turned off, according to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The vehicles were recalled in 2016 because of wiring harness corrosion near the engine control unit, the AP reported.
Affected owners will be notified by letter starting Dec. 22. The NHTSA said a repair will be needed.
To see if your Kia is under recall, visit the owner’s portal and enter your VIN.
Owners can also call Kia at 800-333-4542 for more information, according to the NHTSA.
The recall number is SC253.
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