The engine fire fiasco for Hyundai and Kia is spreading. After the two Korean automakers tried to stamp out the mess several months ago, reassuring the public they were doing everything right at the time, they’ve issued a new recall for about 534,000 vehicles just in the United States.
Don’t worry, though, because this time Kia and Hyundai have it all under control. For real.
As Automotive News points out, Kia and Hyundai said in January they were going to recall 168,000 additional vehicles for fire risks. It seems like that number has ballooned to well over twice, which should be concerning for anyone who drives a Kia or Hyundai.
So far, the two automakers have recalled over 2.3 million vehicles for fire risks since just 2015. You can draw your own conclusions about what that means as far as not only quality control but also safety.
On Kia’s end, this time it’s recalling 378,000 Souls from the 2012-2016 model years, citing engine damage and fire risks as the reason. It’s also recalling certain 2011-2012 Sportage models because the oil pan could leak.
Hyundai is also dealing with the same possible oil pan leak on certain 2011-2013 Tucsons.