Kia Recalls Vehicles to Fix a Problem That May Cause Fires
WEBVTT WHEN 2 EXAMINED REPORTS ON SPONTANEOUS VEHICLE FIXES. JIM: KIA ALSO STATED THAT YOU COMMUNICATED DRIVERS FOR THE MONTH THAT OTHER PROBLEMS MAY CAUSE THIS DANGEROUS, NOT CRASH FIRE. WHW 2 NEWS INVESTIGATIVE REPORTER GREG FOX HAS THE LAST. GREG: FOLLOWING NINE MONTHS FROM WESH 2 EXAMINED REPORTS ON NON-CRASH KIA AND HYUNDAI SOLUTIONS, SUCH AS THESE COMPANIES NOW KEEP THE SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS THAT THIS PERIOD RESERVES AN EXHAUST EXAMINATION CHECK. IT ACQUIRES ALMOST 70,000 KIA VEHICLES HAVING REPLACEMENT MACHINES. SPECIAL 2011-2014 MOD YEAR OPTIMAS, SORENTOS 2012-2014 AND SPORTAGES 2011-2013. THE COMPANY STATES THAT THE REMEDIES FOR THE PREVIOUS RECALL CAN NOT BE CARRIED OUT, INCREASE THE SUFFERING RISK, BUT IS THE ONLY APPLICATION OF THIS FIRE? Let us remember that we showed you how MCDade's OPTIMA lights up in flames. >> I could have burned ALINE in this car, I mean, I have a husband, I have kids. GREG: BUT YOUR VEHICLE WAS NO RECALL. Following KIA, HYUNDAI issued a new recall for about 100.0 SONATAS, MODEL YEAR 2011-2014 and 2013-2014 SANTA FE SPORTS. The company also owns approximately two million vehicles in a software update that detects the engine failure. AND FOR THE SAME MODELS A MODEL YEARS, HYUNDAI EXPANDS THE MOTOR'S WARRANTY TO 10 YEARS AND 120,000 MILES. KIA also issued the Product Improvement Campaign Notification to switch off the IDENTICAL SOFTWARE UPDATE AS HYUNDAI TO THE ENGINE CONTROL UNIT FOR ITS PETROL DIRECT INJECTION OR GDI BUT THE HEAD OF THE CENTER GUARANTEED SECURITY. "While we look forward to seeing Kia and Hyundai at last, they have a big challenge with these models. OWN A KIA OR HYUNDAI THAT MAY HAVE AN ENGINE PROBLEM THAT YOU CAN REMOVE A FIRE, YOU GET ON YOUR REGISTRATION , GO ONLINE TO SAFERCAR.GOV PUNCH IN NUMBER, AND CHECK THAT SECURE SECURITY JIM CHOOSES 2 EXAMS, EXCLUSIVES AT KIA AND HYUNDAI HAVE RECOGNIZED ON-CAM
Kia retrieves vehicles to fix a problem that can cause fires
Kia says it will ignore the US government's partial shutdown and recall more than 68,000 vehicles to fix a fuel line problem that can cause engine fires. The problem was due to earlier recall repairs due to engine failure.
The announcement came after months of investigative reporting by WESH 2 News reporter Greg Fox on Kia and Hyundai fires.
The Korean automaker and its larger subsidiary Hyundai have been prosecuted for complaints of fire and engine damage from across the nation. Both are being investigated by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The agency monitoring recalls is largely closed due to the closure.
Kia also says it will launch a "Product Improvement Campaign" to install sensors in 1.7 million vehicles that alert drivers to potential engine failures and put the cars into a slow "looping" mode when problems are detected become.  WESH 2 Investigates reported in October that Hyundai has a website related to existing engine recalls warning customers that mechanical problems may cause fires.
If you have a Kia or Hyundai that may have an engine problem, you can enter your VIN on this website and see if any recalls have been triggered.