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.
#Recall: Another recall is being issued for the 2013-2014 Kia Optima sedan, this time for 72,848 cars to fix a low-pressure fuel hose that may cause a fire. Here's what you need to know: https://t.co/GNwAi16tqx— Consumer Reports (@ConsumerReports) February 24, 2022
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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