Kia Recalls 500,000 Vehicles – Fire Hazard

Kia has recalled more than a half-million vehicles due to the risk of an engine fire.

About the Kia Soul Recall

Officials report that a series of events which lead to oil leaks that can cause fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles.

Fortune reports Kia Soul SUVs are the most affected by this, and the company has recalled close to half a million vehicles.

Hyundai has also recalled many of their SUVs. More than 300 such incidents have been reported, putting these companies under the magnifying glass. The Center for Auto Safety has asked to hold these companies responsible for failing to repair their vehicles.

These actions follow the massive Honda Ridgeline recall just earlier in February.

About the Kia Soul Recall

  • Description of the Vehicles Recalled: 379,000 2012-2016 1.6 liter engine, Kia Soul SUVs, select Kia Sportage SUVs from 2011 and 2012, 152,000 Hyundai Tucson SUVS from 2011 and 2013.
  • Other recent vehicle recalls: 100,000 Honda Ridgeline trucks, and more than 1.8 million cards and tricks in February.
  • The massive Takata airbag recall is also a notable mention, as it is an ongoing issue as well.

Contact an Experienced Vehicle Recall Attorney

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. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, Austin, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free legal consultation — our attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends.

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