KIA Recalls 70,000 SUVs Due to Fire Risk

Wire Service
By Wire Service
September 28Businessshare
KIA Recalls 70,000 SUVs Due to Fire Risk
This photo shows a close-up of Kia logo at the Auto Expo 2020 at Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi on Feb. 5, 2020. (Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images)

Kia is recalling roughly 70,000 SUVs, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA).

About 70,000 Sorento and Sportage SUVs from 2016 through 2023 are being recalled.

Officials say a faulty tow hitch can pose a possible fire risk.

According to the NHTSA, three fires have been reported but none caused any crashes, injuries, or deaths.

KIA says it will be contacting owners of affected cars who have been told to park their vehicles outdoors until the problem is fixed.

The CNN Wire contributed to this report.

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