KIA Recalls Over 70,000 Vehicles Due To Defect That Could Cause Fire

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Posted: February 27, 2022

Automaker KIA is recalling over 70,000 vehicles due to a defect that could result in a car fire.

ConsumerReports.org reports that the issue affects 2013-2014 KIA Optima models and occurs when a low-pressure fuel hose may malfunction and catch fire. Apparently, this defect was previously the subject of a recall but dealers may not have properly fixed the issue.

As the report indicates, Hyundai and KIA have both issued a number of recalls recently due to defects that could result in car fires.

The defects have resulted in reports of over 3000 fires.

The situation has gotten so serious that the automakers have warned owners not to park the vehicles indoors until the defects have been corrected.

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