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Kia recalls more than 200,000 vehicles over fire problem

Christian Fernsby |
Kia is joining its affiliate Hyundai in recalling thousands of vehicles in the U.S. because water can get into a brake computer, cause an electrical short and possibly a fire.

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Topics: KIA    RECALL    VEHICLE    FIRE   

The Kia recall covers nearly 229,000 Sedona minivans from the 2006 through 2010 model years.

Also covered are Sorento SUVs from 2007 through 2009.

Kia is telling owners to park their vehicles outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the problem can be fixed.

The company says in documents posted Thursday by the U.S.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that moisture can get into the antilock brake control computer and cause an electrical short and possible fires.

Kia has reports of seven fires, but no injuries.

The problem can happen even if the engine is turned off.

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