The Center for Auto Safety issued a news release asking that Hyundai and Kia recall certain vehicles that are catching fire. The safety organization notes that there is almost one non Collision fire report everyday for four months.
Previously the organization called for investigation the vehicles affected are the 2011 to 2014 Kia Sorento Kia Optima Hyundai Sonata and Hyundai Santa Fe as well as the 2010 to 2015 Kia Soul. It is also believed that some other Kia and Hyundai models are affected.
The 2011-2014 Kia Sorento and Optima, as well as the 2011-2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, were all manufactured at the same facility, Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia (KMMG) in West Point, Georgia. The Hyundai Sonata vehicles were made in Montgomery, Alabama.
“It is long past time for Kia and Hyundai to act. Car fires put everyone on the road in significant danger,” said It is long past time for Kia and Hyundai to act. Car fires put everyone on the road in significant danger.”
Publications that contacted the automakers have received responses that don’t take responsibility and don’t take the allegations seriously,Between June 12th and October 12th the center noted a hundred and three additional fire reports which is an 85% increase. The problems have been very scary for instance our readers have reported problems as well as some Vehicles only reporting that they barely escaped with their lives.
AUTO Connected CAR News readers have reported various problems with the models. An owner of a 2011 Kia Sorento mostly electrical problems (driver’s door locks on its own, driver’s door window wouldn’t go up or down. The cruise control stopped working and after. A 2012 Hyundai Sonata that the engine caught on fire.A 2011 Hyundai Sonata’s engine was replaced for too much oil consumption.
The center of the reports that car owners have had their engines recalled and the engine still catch on fire. These are for non Collision fires. Nitza’s review is pending. There was a debris engine recall on 2011 and 2014 Kia Sorento vehicles however the Kia Soul is not eligible for a recall.
The worst situation is a death in Ohio in 2017 while there are reports of problems across the country.
The center for Automotive Safety requested that there be a recall before more people are injured hurt or caused major inconveniences.