I don’t think that I’d be wrong by saying we all take auto safety seriously. While cars are safer than ever there’s probably more that can be done and more we can do as drivers. Well, the Center for Auto Safety takes it seriously as well and they are demanding a recall of 2.9 million Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The demand is being made after reports of these vehicles catching fire. No
The Center for Auto Safety says there have been more than 220 complaints about fires since 2010 and 200 other complaints concerning melted wires and smoke. The vehicles in question include the 2011-14 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2010-15 Kia Soul models.
“Since our call for an investigation into these Kia and Hyundai non-collision fires, we have seen reports of almost one fire every single day across these five models,” Jason Levine, the executive director of the Center for Auto Safety said in a statement. “The number and severity of these complaints, when people are simply driving their cars on the highway, is frightening. It is long past time for Kia and Hyundai to act. Car fires put everyone on the road in significant danger.”
The reports are being looked into by the NHTSA as part of their Hyundai and Kia engine failure reports.
Both Hyundai and Kia responded to the claims in an article published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Kia is proud of its strong safety record and the integrity of our products and all Kia vehicles sold in the United States meet or exceed all federal government vehicle safety standards,” a spokesperson said.
A Hyundai spokesperson told the outlet, “The safety and security of our customers is Hyundai’s number one priority. Hyundai is working collaboratively with NHTSA and communicates with the agency regularly on all