Following a recall for more than 200,000 Sedona minivans and Sorento SUVs over a possible fire hazard from water seeping into the antilock brake computer, Kia (000270.KS) is now recalling another 141,774 Optima cars also for a fire risk.

According to the automaker, the recall was issued because the low-pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack from heat generated within the engine compartment, causing fuel to leak out, which could possibly start a fire.

The recall affects certain 2013 to 2014 Optima cars that are equipped with 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines or 2.0-liter GDI Turbo engines.

Kia said a repair for the fuel leak issue is still under development.

The company expects to begin recalling vehicles on April 16. Questions about the recall can be directed to Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.

Shares of Kia stock were down 3.85% at market close on Friday.

15371_2020_Optima Kia has recalled over 141,000 Optima cars for a fuel leak issue that could cause a fire. Photo: Kia