Hyundai and Kia are recalling more than 570,000 vehicles over concerns that their tow hitches could catch fire because of an electrical short-circuit.
NHTSA urged owners to park their cars outside until repairs can be arranged.
Thursday’s action is related to an August 2022 recall in which 245,030 Hyundai Palisades were recalled because of fire risk. In that case, federal regulators warned that debris and moisture could accumulate on a circuit board that is part of the vehicle’s tow hitch, in some cases shorting it out and causing a fire.
Owners can determine whether their vehicle is covered by the recall by visiting NHTSA.gov/recalls and plugging in their 17-digit vehicle identification number.