Recall of nearly 3M Kia, Hyundai sought due to vehicles catching fire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2018) — Imagine driving down the road and your vehicle suddenly catches on fire for no apparent reason or you wake up and your garage is engulfed in flames.  Every day for roughly four months, a Kia or Hyundai owner reported cases similar to this. Their vehicle caught on fire even though there had been no collision … Read More

Kia Investigating 402 fire complaints with and without collisions

Federal safety investigators continue to investigate complaints about spontaneous fires in Kia and Hyundai engines on vehicles not involved in collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that it is currently investigating 618,000 Kia vehicles for engine failure issues, many of which were reported to NHTSA as having resulted in non-collision fires. So far the NHTSA confirmed that … Read More

2018 Genesis G80 Sedans Recall Alert for Passenger Seat Detection Problem

Hyundai will recall roughly 3,300 Genesis G80 sedans from the 2018 model-year due to a problem with the occupant classification system deactivating in the vehicle’s front passenger seats. Specifically, the system may incorrectly detect an adult is sitting in the passenger seat even when it’s unoccupied or a child is sitting in the seat. This could be a problem if … Read More

Kia Fortes, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima faulty air bags recalled in 2018

Kia Motors Corp has announced it will recall more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States due to an electronic problem that could prevent air bags from deploying in the even of a collision. The recent recall comes after an announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in March that stated it would investigate why certain air bags … Read More

Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ Cars for Steering Column

Ford Recall Due to Dangerous Steering Column Problem A driver from Georgia was turning into a gas station when the steering wheel of their 2015 Ford Fusion fell into their lap. This incident and a few others involving loose steering columns, has prompted Ford to issue a recall for 1.4 million cars in North America due to a problem where … Read More

524,000 Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte Vehicles Recalled for Brake Light Problem

DETROIT, Mich.  (Dec. 13, 2017) — More than 500,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia are being recalled in the U.S. due to a glitch that causes the brake lights to stay on when the driver releases the pedal. The problem affects some 390,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles with the model years 2013 and 2014. Additionally, the recall covers 134,000 Kia … Read More

Hyundai, Kia Recall 1.4 Million Cars, SUVs Due to Engine Failure and Stalling

This is a new recall for an old problem. Roughly 1.4 million Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are being recalled by the South Korean-based automaker due to a safety risk associated with the vehicles’ engine failure and stalling. It’s an issue that the company had with other models two years ago. Fortunately there are no known injuries or collisions. The … Read More

Hyundai Recalls 190 2017 Santa Fe Sports for Tire Pressure System Problem

Roughly 190 owners of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be alerted later this month by Hyundai Motor America about a recall due to a problem with the vehicle’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS). This system’s mode may have not been set correctly during assembly of the vehicles. Owners of these vehicles would not be alerted in the event of … Read More

Hyundai, Kia Problems, Complaints and Lemon Law Claims

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor, and its sister company Kia Motors Corp., are together the world’s fifth-largest vehicle manufacturer with global sales projected at 8.2 million vehicles in 2017 Sales in the United States account for roughly 760,000 vehicles. One of the reasons buyers choose Hyundai or Kia brands is because of the manufacturer’s impressive 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. This … Read More

2015, 2016 Hyundai Elantra Steering Wheel Problems and Complaints

One of the most basic things you expect your new Hyundai Elantra to do is drive straight down the road, but there are numerous owners who complain that the car not only doesn’t drive straight, but the steering wheel can lock up and they can’t turn at all. Indeed, the worst problem with the 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Elantra cars … Read More

Hyundai Sonata Sunroof May Detach Leading to Recall of 62,811 Cars

Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai announced it will voluntarily recall 62,811 2015 and 2016 Hyundai Sonata cars because the vehicle’s sunroof may fly off on the roadway and hit other motorists. The automaker is not responding to reports of any actual incidents involving injuries, however, they have received reports about the panoramic sunroof detaching and recognize the potentially harmful situation that … Read More

Hyundai Recalls 470,000 Sonata Cars Due to Engine Defect

Hyundai will recall roughly half a million Sonata sedans to inspect and possibly replace their engines due to a manufacturing defect that may cause engine failure. The recall affects some 470,000 cars built between December 11, 2009 and April 12, 2012 that feature a 2-liter or 2.4 liter gasoline engine and were built at the manufacturer’s Alabama assembly plant. Roughly … Read More