Hyundai recalls over 390K vehicles for possible engine fires

DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 390,000 vehicles in the United States (US) and Canada for two problems that can cause engine fires.

In one recall, owners are being told to park their vehicles outdoors until repairs are made. The largest recall covers more than 203,000 Santa Fe Sport SUVs from 2013 through 2015.

Some are being recalled a second time. Brake fluid can leak into the anti-lock brake computer, causing an electrical short that can lead to fires.

Owners should park outdoors and away from structures until the problem is fixed, according to documents posted on Tuesday by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Dealers will replace a fuse and replace the computer if necessary. Owners will be notified in June.

The brake computer problem has caused 18 fires in the US, but no injuries, according to documents.

Hyundai Motor Co logo in Seoul, South Korea. PHOTO: AP