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Kia Says Some Owners Should Park Vehicles Outside Because of Fire Risk

Kia is telling owners of nearly 380,000 vehicles in the U.S. to park them outdoors due to the risk of an engine compartment fire. The Korean automaker is recalling certain 2017 through 2021 Sportage SUVs and 2017 through 2019 Cadenza sedans to fix the problem. The company says a short circuit in the electronic brake control unit can cause excessive…

Hyundai, Kia Fined for Delaying Recalls Regarding Engine Failures

(AP Photo, File) Hyundai and Kia will spend $137 million on fines and safety improvements because they moved too slowly to recall over 1 million U.S. vehicles with engines that can fail. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalties today. They resolve a three-year government probe into the companies’ behavior involving recalls of multiple models dating to the…

Study: Some Montgomery-Made Hyundai Models at Risk for Fires.

Some Kia models, made in Georgia, also included.

“A high number of complaints about certain Hyundai and Kia models bursting into flames has prompted a recall campaign to fix faulty repairs that the affiliated companies say were carried out during previous recalls of 2011-14 Hyundai Sonatas, 2013-14 Hyundai Santa Fe Sports, 2011-14 Kia Optimas, 2012-14 Kia Sorentos and 2011-13 Kia Sportages.” Highway Loss Data Institute report   The…

Korean Cars Take Top Three J.D. Power Quality Awards

Hyundai (Montgomery built), Kia and Genesis Tops in Initial Quality

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Hyundai, Kia Reach $41.2M Settlement With Multiple States

South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will pay $41.2 million to 33 states and the District of Columbia to settle an investigation into their fuel economy ratings. The fine is the latest in the ongoing fallout from misstated mileage numbers on more than 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. In 2012, Hyundai and Kia restated the…

Car Quality Improves Even as New Technology is Introduced

A national survey of new-car buyers found that reliability is improving for most automakers. The annual initial quality survey by the J.D. Power consulting firm found that the improvement came even as automakers roll out more new technology such as touch screens and automatic braking. The survey found that quality improved for 21 of 33 auto brands. This year’s scores…

U.S. Agency Closes Probe into Kia Small Cars Without Recall

DETROIT (AP) – U.S. auto safety regulators have closed an investigation into air bag problems in some Kia small cars without seeking a recall. In September, investigators began looking into problems in about 186,000 Spectra cars from 2007 through 2009. The agency and Kia received 163 complaints about failure of mats in the front passenger seats that detect whether a…