Hyundai and Kia Urged to Recall 2.9 Million Vehicles for Suspected Fire Danger

Will Hyundai and Kia recall 2.9-million vehicles, like this 2014 Kia Soul, for potential fire danger?

The Center for Auto Safety, founded by Ralph Nader, is applying pressure for a massive recall.

After owners have reported several hundred fires, the Center for Auto Safety issued a demand for Hyundai and Kia to recall 2011-2014 Kia Sorentos, Kia Optimas, Hyundai Sonatas, Hyundai Santa Fes, and 2010-2015 Kia Souls.

Hyundai says that they are aware of the Center for Auto Safety petition and are reviewing it. In a quote to Consumer Reports, they stated, “Hyundai actively evaluates potential safety concerns will all of its vehicles and acts swiftly to recall vehicles with safety-related defects,” the company said in an emailed statement. “Should we, in close coordination with NHTSA, find that additional remedies in the U.S. are warranted for these vehicles, we will take immediate action.”

The Center for Auto Safety is not satisfied with this explanation and issued a response: “Based on the data collected to date, and these manufacturers’ inability, or unwillingness, to determine the cause of these fires on behalf of the hundreds of Kia and Hyundai customers who own cars which have burst into flames, the Center believes the additional remedy which is warranted is a full recall.”

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