NHTSA "Steps Up" Engine Fire Probes Of Hyundai & Kia Automobiles

NHTSA “Steps Up” Engine Fire Probes Of Hyundai & Kia Automobiles

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More Than Three Million Hyundais & Kias Subject Of New Engineering Analysis – Investigation Involves Model Year 2011-2016 Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Elantra & Kia Sorento, Kia Rio, Kia Optima & Kia Soul Vehicles

Vehicle owners and lessees should be aware that on December 28, 2021, Autoblog.com posted an Associated Press article which reported that “U.S. auto safety regulators have stepped up a series of investigations into engine fires that have plagued Hyundai and Kia vehicles for more than six years.”

According to the story posted on Autoblog.com, “[t]he National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says a new engineering analysis investigation covers more than 3 million vehicles from the 2011 through 2016 model years. The agency has received 161 complaints of engine fires, some of which occurred in vehicles that had already been recalled.”

Reportedly, “[t]he vehicle fires involve the related Korean automakers’ Theta II GDI, Theta II MPI, Theta II MPI hybrid, Nu GDI and Gamma GDI engines. Models covered include Hyundai’s Sonata, Santa Fe, and Elantra and as well as Kia’s Sorento, Rio, Optima and Soul. Model years covered are 2011 through 2016.” [Emphasis added.]

VEHICLE OWNERS AND LESSEES AFFECTED BY AUTOMOTIVE DEFECTS OR SAFETY RECALLS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT KEHOE LAW FIRM, P.C., [email protected], FOR A FREE, NO-OBLIGATION EVALUATION OF POTENTIAL LEGAL CLAIMS.  
Kehoe Law Firm, P.C.