According to News 12, Kia and Hyundai have issued a new round of recalls for vehicles that may randomly catch fire.
Kia and Hyundai have received over 3,000 reports of unexplained car fires, according to News 12. This alarming number of reports has prompted the automakers to issue a new round of recalls. The most recent recall affects 400,000 vehicles.
Beyond the recall, Kia and Hyundai are spending a total of $70 million to improve the safety of their vehicles. Both companies encourage customers to call their dealers if they have concerns.
In the past three years, both Kia and Hyundai have recalled 3.5 million vehicles manufactured between 2006 to 2021 because of a variety of defects that could lead to combustion. Customers are wondering if this latest recall and the safety improvement budget will finally put an end to this hazard.
According to the Consumer Federation of America, over 70 million recalled vehicles occupy the roads every day. This enormous number of recalls include faulty airbags or seat belts, defective steering wheels, or combustible engines. These problems can cause incredible damage to passengers and property.
Automakers are able and willing to repair most issues for free. To check whether your vehicle has been recalled, enter your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) into the search bar at the National Highway Traffic Association website.
Drivers have enough to worry about while traversing the roadways on a daily basis. When a person gets behind the wheel of a car, there is a reasonable expectation that the car is going to perform in a matter that would not put the operator’s life in jeopardy. Unfortunately, there are hundreds of vehicle recalls each year due to manufacturer defects, from the tires to the ignition switches, that can cause catastrophic injuries and in some cases death. If you or a loved one have been injured due to a defective part in a vehicle, contact Thomas J. Henry.
Our experienced defective vehicle lawyers have handled a multitude of injury claims caused by recalled vehicles. We continue to handle cases involving faulty and dangerous GM ignition switches and Takata airbags. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.