Severe fault in car engine. From where there is a risk of fire. And Kia Motors (Kia) is very upset about this allegation. The Korean carmaker has taken precautionary measures to avoid possible punishment. They have decided to remove 295,000 specific model cars from the US market in the new year for testing.
The safety of Hyundai and Kia cars under the fire glass of government surveillance agencies in the United States. In 2019, there were an alarming number of fires in the vehicles of these two Korean companies. The entire incident is currently being investigated by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). According to official figures, about 3,100 Kia and Hyundai cars caught fire in the United States last year. In all these accidents 103 people were injured and 1 died. The two agencies have been under pressure since the NHTSA investigation began.
NHTSA is conducting regular inspections on the cars of Hyundai, a South Korean company, as well as Kia in the United States, alleging security flaws. The two companies have already been fined several million US dollars. That’s why it was recently revealed that Hyundai is picking up different models of cars including Santa Fe SUV, Veloste and Sonata from the US market for testing. The news of the removal of several models of Kia models from the market along the way of Hyundai has come to the fore even before its cut.
Kia’s submission documents have reached the news agency AP. According to the documents, the Korean car company claimed that no defects were found in their car. But they have decided to remove certain models from the market to ensure that there is no possibility of fire from the engine. Earlier, Kia had to pay a hefty fine for delaying the removal of a faulty car from the market. So, this time they have taken steps in this regard as soon as the allegations arose.
According to the report, from January 26, Kia will start sending notices to all car owners who may have a fault. Car dealers will inspect the car. In that case, if any defect is found, the defective part will either be repaired or replaced.
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