Hyundai and Kia recommend parking SUVs outdoors due to fire danger.

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Hyundai and Kia advised parking SUVs with tow hook harnesses away from structures and combustible things.

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The extra hitch harness has been connected to at least three fires, including one at a Hyundai dealership, according to the South Korean parent company.

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More than 285,000 cars, including 245,030 Palisades, are recalled, but only those with an OEM-spec harness or dealer-installed auxiliary hitch.

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Hyundai asserts that the source of the issue is a malfunction caused by a short on a circuit board located inside the harness module.

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Hyundai recommended to NHTSA that consumers "park outside and away from buildings" until the recall repair was completed.

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This recommendation was included in the company's report of the problem to NHTSA. "The tow hitch module will be checked by the dealers,

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And if necessary, the fuse will be pulled as a temporary remedy. The best possible remedy is not yet ready for release."

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Homeowners in Palisade and Telluride should be informed of permanent repairs in October, when formal letters are sent to the residents of both communities.

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