Woman’s Kia with fire risk recall goes up in flames: ‘Very, very lucky’

Kia Sol Jasmine Lee 06.10.2024

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“They (Kia) tell owners to contact their insurance and get their money for their vehicle, and then dust their hands off like nothing happened, which is a huge problem, particularly in this circumstance,” Brooks said. With no fix for the recall, Brooks says more Kia owners could be in danger when it comes to their vehicles.

By Diane Wilson
June 10, 2024

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — “I am very, very lucky that I was able to get out.”

Driver Jasmine Lee is thankful she was able to get out of her car right before it went up in flames.

She tells ABC11 Troubleshooter she was driving her 2013 Kia Soul when all of a sudden she heard a noise.

“I heard like a pop or something like under my hood and the car just disabled, like, all the lights came on and the car just cut off. It was still moving because of the momentum of the car running.”

Lee said she was able to pull into a driveway and started to see smoke, “I started to see the flames and I’m like, oh, my gosh, I got to call 911.”

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