Personal injury attorneys have learned that Kia Motors has recalled over 86,000 Forte sedans in the US due to fire hazard.
Kia Motors recalled 86,880 of their Forte model sedans due to an overheating hazard in a cooling fan resistor. Overheating of the part could cause melting and greatly increase the risk of fire in the small car. Owners or leasers of the 2014 Forte compact sedan can bring their vehicles to their dealership starting February 24th to have the fan resistors and multifuse units replaced. Vehicle owners with a 1.8 liter engine will also be given an engine control unit update.
Kia Motors, a South Korean company, reported several engine fire incidents that may or may not be linked to the melting resistors, but fortunately, no accidents or injuries have yet to be reported.
Car Fires Occur Every 17 Hours in the United States
According to a September 2012 report executed by the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), car fires erupt every 17 hours in the United States, amounting to about 150,000 fires yearly, injuring over 700 motorists and killing an annual 209 civilians. Unfortunately, the NFPA report did not address how the car fires started and whether or not faulty machinery was always, often, or only partially the cause.
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