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Reports of Vehicle Fires Spark Investigation of Kia Vehicles

A series of vehicular fires has lead to an investigation and recall of Kia vehicles.

About the Spontaneous Kia Fires

Mark King, the owner of a Kia Sorrento, was surprised to see his car spontaneously catch on fire and nearly burn down his house last July. Two weeks after the incident, a Round Rock family says their 2011 Hyundai Sonata caught ablaze as well, and the driver barely make it out unharmed.

280 Kia Optima, Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe drivers have reported similar incidents in recent years. The recall concerns the FM 1431 in Round Rock, and in mid-January Kia and Hyundai recalled 168,000 vehicles for potential engine defects.

Car Crash Statistics and Tips

  • In 2017, pedestrian fatalities totaled 614, a 9.7% decrease from the previous year.
  • Keeping yourself safe in a car crash is one of the most important things you can do.
  • Pull over to the side of the road and seek help
  • There were 14,299 crashes in Texas in 2017 which resulted in serious injury. 17,546 people sustained a serious injury.

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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