Detroit – On Tuesday, Kia recommended that owners of nearly 380,000 cars in the United States park them outdoors due to the risk of an engine fire. Meanwhile, Nissan is recalling more than 854,000 cars in the United States and Canada because the brake lights do not illuminate when the driver presses the pedal.
Kia is calling repairs to the 2017-2021 Sportage trucks and 2017-2019 Cadenza vehicles to repair the damage. The South Korean company says that a short circuit in the electronic brake control unit can cause an increase in current, increasing the risk of fire. It must be parked away from other structures until repairs are made.
Owners can see tire pressure and anti-lock brake indicator lights on the dashboard and may smell burning or melting
Owners will be notified effective April 30th. Dealers will replace fuses in the junction box to fix the problem.
In Nissan’s case, the call to the store covers 854,000 Sentra compact models from 2016 to 2019, including 807,000 in the United States.
Nissan says that silicon contamination from grease used in nearby components can cause oxidation, which in turn prevents the light from working. In this case, since the stop light does not illuminate, the engine may not start. In this case, a malfunction indicator light will appear on the dashboard.
The automaker says it does not know of any collisions or injuries caused by the problem.
Owners will receive a temporary letter in April informing them to sign up for a repair shift in the event of damage. When there are enough spare parts by October, all owners will be advised with a letter to register for the repair shift.