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Kia Car Fire Lawsuit

Kia Car Fire Lawsuit

Kia has recalled thousands of vehicles after owners reported sudden car fires that destroyed their cars within minutes.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Kia car fire induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned when your Kia vehicle caught on fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Safety Group Demands Recall: “Almost One Report Every Single Day”

Investigators with the Center for Auto Safety are demanding a recall of more than 3 million vehicles, citing hundreds of reports of Kia cars catching on fire while they are simply being driven down the road.

Kia Car Fire Recall

In January 2018, Kia announced a limited recall for cars and SUVs that were previously recalled for an engine repair. Kia says the cars may be at risk of catching on fire if the high-pressure fuel line to be damaged, misaligned, or improperly adjusted during the earlier repair.

Why Are Kia Cars Catching on Fire?

Damage to the high-pressure fuel line could allow fuel to leak onto the engine and catch on fire. Kia is asking consumers to bring their cars into dealerships to have the high-pressure fuel line inspected. If they see evidence of leaking fuel, the fuel pipe will be replaced for free.

What Cars Did Kia Recall?

Kia recalled the following vehicles in January 2018:

  • All 2011-2014 Kia Optima sedans manufactured from Aug. 12, 2010 through May 15, 2014 that received an engine replacement under Recall No. 17V224
  • All 2012-2014 Kia Sorento SUVs manufactured from April 19, 2011 through Feb. 10, 2014 that received an engine replacement under Recall No. 17V224
  • All 2011-2013 Kia Sportage SUVs manufactured from Dec. 30, 2010 through Aug. 30, 2013 that received an engine replacement under Recall No. 17V224.

For more information, owners of the recalled vehicles may call Kia at 800-333-4542.

Safety Investigation Finds Nearly 300 Car Fire Reports

An investigation by the Center for Auto Safety found at least 276 drivers in 44 states reported non-collision fires in Kia and Hyundai vehicles through the first week of January 2018, which is significantly higher than the rate of fires in similar cars.

What is the Problem?

The fires are occurring while the vehicles are being driven or parked — not as a result of a car accident. Furthermore, Kia recalled some of the vehicles, but many vehicles that were not included in the recall have also been linked to fires.

Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, warned:

“Kia and Hyundai undertook the smallest step possible to respond to hundreds of complaints over many years regarding their vehicles bursting into flames while people are driving them.”

What Kia Cars are Linked to Fires?

The following Kia vehicles are linked to reports of fires:

  • 2011-2018 Kia Sportage
  • 2011-2015 Kia Optima
  • 2011-2015 Kia Sorento
  • 2010-2015 Kia Soul

Kia Worker Whistleblower on Car Fires: “People’s Lives Are At Risk”

A former worker at Kia’s corporate headquarters says he warned Kia about car fire hazards as early as 2007 because he believed the engine repairs were not being performed correctly. After he raised concerns, he says Kia pushed him out of his job.

Do I have a Kia Car Fire Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting Kia car fire induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been injured or burned when your Kia vehicle caught on fire, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Automotive & Crashworthiness Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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