“The better-late-than-never recall of Kia Souls hopefully will remedy this fire-causing defect,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the center. “Yet one has to wonder why Kia’s initial reaction was to deny the validity of our petition, particularly as there were dozens of reports of fires involving these vehicles all …Read More »
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 27, 2019 Contact: Grace Garver, (202) 328-7700, email@example.com Center for Auto Safety: It is Time for Congress to Take Action on Kia and Hyundai Fires Today, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) sent a letter to Congress detailing the need to protect Americans from the …Read More »
“It is certainly more than 280. Sometimes we’ll see that’s a number that should be 2 or 3 times that number. Sometimes it can be 10 or 50 times that number. It really varies,” explains Jason Levine, executive director for the Center for Auto Safety. “Our concern is good for …Read More »
Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center For Auto Safety, said Kia limited the latest recall to a relatively small number of vehicles without adequate explanation, raising more questions than answers. He said some consumers have complained of fires in vehicles that weren’t included in the engine repair recalls. …Read More »
Jason Levine, the Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, said the companies need to take appropriate action too. “[We’ve gotten a] lot of reports of people saying they don’t feel like they’re being taken seriously,” he said. “I would also point to the fact that they’ve not gone …Read More »
Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing.
Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing on November 14 regarding hundreds unexplained vehicle fires: “Until Hyundai and Kia are willing to take responsibility for the 3 million vehicles on the road that could burst into flames …Read More »
“In May, we started noticing reports of a significant number of Kias and Hyundais catching on fire in what we call a non-collision fire,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, an independent consumer watchdog. “We started getting reports of this on Sonatas and Santa Fes …Read More »
“We’re glad to see Sen. [Bill] Nelson and the Congress committee call Hyundai and Kia up to explain to the Senate and, more broadly, the American people exactly why so many of their cars are catching on fire and what they plan on doing to fix the problem,” Levine told Automotive …Read More »
Following Center for Auto Safety recall request over non-collision fires in 2.9 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles, U.S. Senate schedules a hearing with manufacturer CEO on November 14.
Nelson: Kia, Hyundai CEOs asked to appear before Congress WASHINGTON – The CEOs of Kia and Hyundai have been asked to appear before Congress next month to answer questions regarding a series of vehicle fires affecting the automakers, according to Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL). The move …Read More »
“The volume of fires here make it appear that Hyundai and Kia are content to sit back and allow consumers and insurers to bear the brunt of poorly designed, manufactured and repaired vehicles,” Jason Levine, the center’s executive director, said Friday. The fire reports have come in from across the …Read More »