Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs have been reported to be spontaneously catching fire, prompting the demand of a recall of 2.9 million vehicles by the non-profit Center for Auto Safety.
The incidents are widespread, with hundreds of cases since 2010 and reports of narrow escapes by drivers and passengers. The cars affected included the 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, and Hyundai Santa Fe, and the 2010-2015 Kia Soul models.
If you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death due to one of these vehicles catching fire, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. Kline & Specter, PC, with more than 40 attorneys, has had exceptional success litigating vehicle and product liability claims, including numerous cases against major car companies.
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The Hyundai and Kia fires are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The probe is part of a larger examination into engine failures noted earlier in Hyundai and Kia vehicles. Last year the companies recalled 1.2 million vehicles for engine problems.
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Founding partner Shanin Specter has won verdicts of $153 million, $52 million and $8.75 million against the Ford Motor Co. over defective parking brakes in its popular F-Series pickup truck. Those trials became the subject of a book titled Bad Brake.
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News articles about Hyundai and Kia vehicle car fires:
NBC Philadelphia: https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/investigations/national-investigations/…
United Press International: https://www.upi.com/Auto-safety-group-calls-for-recall-of-29M-Hyundai-K…