The Center for Auto Safety reports, “Center for Auto Safety Demands Recall of 2.9 Million 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2010-2015 Kia Soul Vehicles After Almost One Non-Collision Fire Report Every Day for Four Months.”
Automotive News reports, “The Center for Auto Safety on Friday renewed calls for Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors America to recall almost 3 million crossovers and sedans for potential noncollision fire risk.
The center wants the automakers to recall all 2011-14 Kia Sorrento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe models, as well as all 2010-15 Kia Souls. The public interest group petitioned NHTSA in June to investigate complaints of noncollision fires and burned wires. It is now putting pressure on the companies to issue a recall because the safety agency’s review has not resulted in any action and the automakers’ current remedy isn’t working.”
The Center for Auto Safety renewed its call on Friday for Hyundai and Kia to issue a recall over vehicle fires, according to Automotive News.
The nonprofit consumer advocacy group (originally founded by Ralph Nader of Unsafe At Any Speed fame) alleges that Hyundai and Kia have not gone far enough to remedy the potential for vehicle fires in over 3 million 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Santa Fe models, as well as 2010-2015 Kia Souls.
The Center for Auto Safety reports having received more than 200 complaints of vehicle fires from Hyundai and Kia owners, with 103 of those being filed between June and October of 2018.
The Washington Post reports, “A nonprofit auto safety group is demanding that Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9 million cars and SUVs in the U.S. due to consumer complaints that they can catch fire.
The Center For Auto Safety said Friday that there have been more than 220 complaints to the U.S. government since 2010 about fires and another 200 complaints about melted wires as well as smoke and burning odors.
The complaints involve the 2011 through 2014 Kia Sorento and Optima and the Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe. Also included is the 2010 through 2015 Kia Soul.
The fires are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as part of a 2017 probe into Hyundai and Kia engine failures.”
CNET reports, “The consumer advocacy group says that, despite the 200-plus reports Hyundai and Kia have received, the Korean manufacturers haven’t done enough.”