Auto News: Kia and Hyundai Spontaneous Engine Fires
Hyundai and Kia, two of the quickest growing automobile producers in North America, are under inspection as an event of malfunctions with many famous Kia and Hyundai model cars that may conclude in non-collision fires.
To date, thousands of Hyundai and Kia purchasers have complained that their cars have been caught on fire without even being involved in an accident.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is inquiring into almost three million cars after attaining thousands of buyer’s complaint reports about these sudden fires.
It is claimed that the reason for these non-collision fires rises from a designing defect that “restricts or blocks oil flow to the engine’s moving parts, such as connecting rod bearings, prematurely wearing out those parts to the point that the engine parts seize, which stops engine operation while running. Engine seizure often causes internal parts, such as the connecting rods, to break and knock a hole in the engine, permitting fluids to leak and ignite a fire.”
Previously this month, the NHTSA started inquiring after discussing more than 3,000 complaints of fires that started without the vehicle even being involved in an accident.
Till now, NHTSA has reported an estimate of 3,125 charges of fires notified by the owners and automobile manufacturers, which includes 103 severe injuries and one life lost.
The defective vehicles are powered by Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) Theta II engines that build serious driving issues for buyers. The typical complaints among buyers whose cars caught fire include smoke, engine producing a knocking sound, oil pressure warning, engine light indicator, and many dangerous signs showing up.
If you possess or lease a brand new or an old Kia or Hyundai car listed below and you have undergone any of these issues, you must contact the Scott Law Group P.C. right away!
The reports of the defective cars and those at risk of sudden engine fires are:
- 2011-2019 Kia Optima
- 2011–2019 Kia Sorento
- 2011-2019 Kia Sportage
- 2014-2019 Hyundai Tucson
- 2013-2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
- 2011-2019 Hyundai Sonata
There exist both Federal and State laws that safeguard the rights of purchasers. San Diego provides one of the state’s most all-inclusive Lemon Laws, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, which includes cars bought or leased in San Diego with a warranty.
If you possess or lease even one of these cars as listed above and you have experienced the same malfunctions, the Scott Law Group P.C. might be able to provide you with a solution.
If you own or lease a Kia Optima, Sorrento, Soul, Sportage, Hyundai Santa Fe, Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai Sonata, and you are worried about how the GDI Theta II engine malfunctioning might affect you, contact the Scott Law Group P.C. today.
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