Apr 2, 2019

US to investigate car firms Hyundai and Kia over vehicle fires

US safety authorities will investigate nearly three million Hyundai and Kia vehicles over fires, in a move which could prompt mass recalls. The NHTSA said fire issues and engine problems have affected around six million Hyundai and Kia vehicles since 2015. The latest investigation relates to Hyundai Sonatas and Hyundai Santa Fes, as well as Kia Optimas, Kia Sorentos and Kia Souls. The US safety regulator said that while previous recalls of Kia and Hyundai vehicles primarily related to engine fires, the fresh investigation "Is not limited to engine components and may cover additional vehicle systems or components." "The reality is that extended investigations do not protect Kia and Hyundai owners - that requires recalls which result in effective repairs."

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