Hyundai & Kia Inadequate Vehicle Fire Risk Recall – Class Action Investigation
Chimicles Schwartz Kriner Donaldson-Smith is investigating a potential class action related to reports that Hyundai and Kia recalled 2014-2015 Kia Tucson SUVS and 2016-2018 Kia K900 sedans, among several other models, as they may contain a possible defect which could cause the vehicles to spontaneously catch fire when not running. Specifically, the defect is caused by foreign contaminants getting into the anti-brake computer control module in these vehicles leading to the short-circuiting of the control module that could potentially spark a fire in the engine compartment.
As part of their recall, dealerships will inspect the anti-lock braking control module of the affected vehicles and may replace it with a new one, in addition to replacing a fuse that controls the electric current to the anti-lock braking module at no cost of the owner.
Hyundai and Kia Hyundai and Kia otherwise advise owners that the vehicles affected can still be driven, but instruct owners that the vehicles should be parked out away from any nearby buildings or structures.
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Attorneys for this case:
Benjamin F. Johns
Beena M. McDonald
Samanthe E. Holbrook
Alex M. Kashurba