Hyundai, Kia Recall Hybrids for Fire Risk
May 11, 2018—Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 37,000 hybrids because of an oil leak that could cause a fire, according to Consumer Reports.
Hyundai is recalling 27,029 of its 2017 Ioniq hybrids and Kia is recalling 10,156 of its 2017 Niro hybrids because of a defective part that may leak oil, which could cause an electrical short. If that happened, a fire would be possible.
The defect was discovered during warranty repairs of vehicles with illuminated HEV warning lights. Neither Kia nor Hyundai is aware of any fires, crashes, or injuries related to the problem.