Authored By: Krista Kemmerly
The Center for Auto and Safety has petitioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to begin investigating Kia and Hyundai regarding their 2011-2014 vehicles being a potential fire hazard.
While raising alarm about this safety hazard the Center for Auto and Safety acknowledges that these issues can happen with any vehicle, but when compared to these similar vehicles, “there is enough of a statistical disparity to suggest a systemic issue that NHTSA must investigate and seek a repair remedy as soon as possible.”
Chaffin goes on to explain that the goal of this petition is to get the NHTSA to react quickly and to confirm that these vehicles contain a defect and a recall will take place. The Center adds that “It is reasonable to conclude that more Kias and Hyundais will catch on fire, leading to fatalities and serious injuries—if they have not done so already.”
For Chaffin’s full article and a list of the vehicles involved in this safety hazard click here.
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