Kia Motors To Recall 295,000 U.S. Vehicles Over Engine Fire Risks

Wikimedia

On Saturday, Korean automaker Kia Motors said that it is recalling 295,000 of its vehicles in the U.S. These vehicles may have faulty engines and there are risks that the engines may catch fire.

 Kia said that the recall covers the following: 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2012 Sportage vehicles, 2012-2013 model year Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup and 2014-2015 Soul. There’s a risk that an engine compartment fire may occur while driving.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began an investigation in 2019 into non-crash fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles. Kia said that the NHTSA had recommended that the company should recall certain models with a higher complaint rate on engine fires.

 Kia said, “based on NHTSA’s recommendation” it had taken a “decision to recall certain Kia vehicles as a preventive measure to mitigate any potential fire risk.”

 In the recalled cars, dealers will inspect the engine compartment for fuel or oil leaks. They will also perform an engine test and conduct repairs. If necessary, they may also replace engines.

 Kia has also said that it is developing a ‘Knock Sensor Detection System’ software update.

Kia has had to recall vehicles in the past and also has paid penalties for untimely past recalls.

 Source CNBC Autos


Follow us on Google news for more updates and News










PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT DISCLOSURES BELOW.

This content is being provided to you for informational purposes only. The content has been prepared by third parties not affiliated with CWEB Inc, a business. This content and any information contained therein, does not constitute a recommendation by CWEB to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument referenced in the content. This information neither is, nor should be construed as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. CWEB Inc. does not offer or provide any opinion regarding the nature, potential, value, suitability or profitability of any particular investment or investment strategy, and you shall be fully responsible for any investment decisions you make, and such decisions will be based solely on your evaluation of your financial circumstances, investment objectives, risk tolerance, and liquidity needs.

Unless stated otherwise, the web content provided by the CWEB family of companies is for educational purposes only. The information and tools provided neither are, nor should be construed, as an offer, or a solicitation of an offer, to buy or sell securities by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates. Unless stated otherwise, no information presented constitutes a recommendation by CWEB Inc. or its affiliates to buy, sell or hold any security, financial product or instrument discussed therein or to engage in any specific investment strategy.

Full Disclaimer

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.