KIA to Recall 295,000 U.S. Cars Over Risk of Fire
Kia has announced a recall of approximately 295,000 vehicles in the United States.
Kia has announced a recall of approximately 295,000 vehicles in the United States. The recall will affect vehicle models with years ranging from 2011 to 2015.
Kia stated in documents released by the U.S. government on Saturday that the company will be recalling the vehicles to mitigate a risk of fire. The recall includes KIA Sorento, Soul, Forte, and Optima models.
Recall information will be sent to owners beginning in February 2021.
Just last week, both Kia and Hyundai were fined by the U.S. government for having delayed recalling vehicles having life-threatening issues. The companies have been ordered to pay $137 million in fines for failing to recall more than 1 million vehicles over the engine concerns.
In 2019, The Center for Auto Safety had compiled complaints from vehicle owners revealing at least 3,100 fires contributed to 103 injuries and one death. The complaints were enough to open a probe by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Kia has denied the U.S. allegations but said the company is complying to avoid a costly legal battle.
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