Kia models left off recall list also prone to dangerous engine fires

Kia Fire Aftermath WSCOC TV Atlanta 07.07.2022

The Center for Auto Safety is the nation’s premier independent, member driven, non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to improving vehicle safety, quality, and fuel economy on behalf of all drivers, passengers, and pedestrians.

“And it really comes down to the fact that these engines are not good engines across a wide swath of Hyundai and Kia models,” Michael Brooks with the Center for Auto Safety said.

By News Staff
July 7, 2022

WSB is investigating another recall of Kia and Hyundai vehicles over fire dangers. That pushes the total number to more than eight million vehicles.

WSB has been reporting on these fires since 2018. But WSB’s Justin Gray found models left off the recall lists are also catching fire. And some you could be handed the keys to one as a rental car.

Most customers are not running the VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on a rental car for safety concerns. But for a mother and son on a picture-perfect Hawaiian vacation, even if they had researched the car for problems, it would have come up clean.

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