Kia is recalling vehicles due to compartment fire risk.

Kia Soul.
Kia Soul

The Safety Recall Report Report 20V-750, reporting recalls on Six models of Kia vehicles: Forte and Forte Koup, Optima Hybrid, Sorento, Soul, and Sportage. It’s currently estimated that 1% will have the defect.

The Defect

Kia currently has not identified the cause of these engine compartment fires and is recalling vehicles as a preventive measure to mitigate any unreasonable fire risk to oil or fuel leaks, or engine damage.

Dealers will conduct an inspection of the engine compartment for fuel or oil leaks, perform an engine test and make any repairs, and updates including engine replacement, if necessary. This recall is anticipated to begin January 27, 2021. Kia will notify owners.

The Remedy

Enter your 17-digit VIN on the NHTSA’s website to determine whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.

At Terrell Hogan, helping families recover from accidents and personal injury is what we do every day, but we know that it’s best to try to find ways to prevent injury and loss before they happen. So, until there’s a solution to this worrisome problem, Terrell Hogan will continue to repeat information about recalls of defective and dangerous products to help keep you informed and safe.

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