295,000 Kias Recalled for Fire Risk

Kia is recalling six models 2011-2015 due to engine compartment fire risk. Engine compartment fires may occur. Kia currently has not identified the cause of these fires, though is recalling vehicles as a preventive measure to mitigate any unreasonable fire risk to oil or fuel leaks, or engine damage.

Kia is recalling vehicles due to compartment fire risk.

Kia Soul
Kia Soul

The Safety Recall Report Report 20V-750, reporting recalls on Six models of Kia vehicles: Forte and Forte Koup, Optima Hybrid, Sorento, Soul, and Sportage. It’s currently estimated that 1% will have the defect.

The Defect

Kia currently has not identified the cause of these engine compartment fires and is recalling vehicles as a preventive measure to mitigate any unreasonable fire risk to oil or fuel leaks, or engine damage.

Dealers will conduct an inspection of the engine compartment for fuel or oil leaks, perform an engine test and make any repairs, and updates including engine replacement, if necessary. This recall is anticipated to begin January 27, 2021. Kia will notify owners.

The Remedy

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

At Terrell • Hogan, helping families recover from accidents and personal injury is what we do every day, but we know that it’s best to try to find ways to prevent injury and loss before they happen. So, until there’s a solution to this worrisome problem, Terrell • Hogan will continue to repeat information about recalls of defective and dangerous products to help keep you informed and safe.

 

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Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan

Wayne Hogan, a Jacksonville native, has been with the firm since 1977. He graduated from Florida State University, where he received both his bachelor’s and J.D. degrees. He specializes in all areas of personal injury law. In addition to participating in many professional associations, he and his wife, Pat, are also actively involved in the community.