Kias and Hyundais continue to burn after 5.8 million cars and SUVs recalled

Kia Fire ABC Tampa 05.02.2022

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.

Michael Brooks, with the Center for Auto Safety, said the recalls and repairs did not go far enough. “The recall did not fix the underlying problems with the engine design that caused these issues in the first place,” Brooks said.

“We are going to begin issuing warnings to consumers and try to get the word out to folks shopping for used cars,” he said.

By Jackie Callaway
May 2, 2022

The I-Team is breaking new ground on a four-year investigation into thousands of car fires.

As more car and SUV drivers report narrow escapes after the recalls of 5.8 million vehicles, a national auto safety watchdog tells I-Team investigator Jackie Callaway about plans to issue a consumer alert.

The I-Team first broke the story of Kia’s and Hyundai’s catching fire while parked in driveways or riding on the road in 2018. Yet drivers continue to endure harrowing escapes.

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