Hyundai-Kia Motors, makers of the Picanto, Sorento, Soul and Sportage, among others issued a recall announcement to recall more than 35,000 cars with fire-prone electrical wiring systems.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall covers 2010-2011 Kia Soul and Kia Sorento models manufactured between Sept. 7 2009 and July 30, 2010.
The government agency said that per the recall notice issued by Hyundai-Kia motors,
when the lights of the above-described models are illuminated under certain conditions, an electrical short may occur that can result in a fire.
The South Korean automaker said the faulty wiring is from the interior lighting in front and rear door trim panels, which are the plastic moldings on the inside of the car.
Consumers who have purchased the defective models or those who believe their vehicles might be affected should contact the company.