There are car models that are very popular in Missouri that might be a hazard to their owners. An urgent recall has been issued by the government as owners are being advised to "park them outside" immediately.

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The National Highway Transportation Safety Commission issued this urgent bulletin about specific makes and models of vehicles that are a fire risk. I've never heard of this before, but they've issued what they refer to as a "park outside" recall.

What makes and models are affected by this recall?

The recall comes from Hyundai Motor America and Kia America. They affect the following models:

2012-2015 Accent

2012-2015 Azera

2011-2015 Elantra

2013-2015 Elantra Coupe

2014-2015 Equus

2011-2015 Genesis Coupe

2013-2015 Santa Fe

2013 Santa Fe Sport

2011-2015 Sonata HEV

2010-2013 Tucson

2015 Tucson Fuel Cell

2012-2015 Veloster

2010-2012 Veracruz

2014-2016 Cadenza

2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup

2015-2017 K900

2010-2015 Optima

2011-2013 Optima Hybrid

2011-2017 Rio

2010 Rondo

2011-2014 Sorento

2011-2013 Soul

2010-2013 Sportage

According to Insurify, many of these models are among the most popular in Missouri.

The flaw involves what the NHTSA refers to as the "anti-lock brake system module could leak brake fluid internally and cause an electrical short. An electrical short could result in significant overcurrent in the ABS module, increasing the risk of an engine compartment fire while driving or parked"

How do you find out if your vehicle is involved in this recall?

You can enter your VIN number at this NHTSA portal to find out if you need to contact your dealer for a repair. Until repairs can be completed on these models, they advise you only park them outside away from anything that could result in a fire.

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