If you own an older Kia vehicle, beware! According to ABC Action News, Kia is recalling more than 193,000 cars and minivans because of defects can cause an engine fire.
One recall covers nearly 142,000 2013 and 2014 Kia Optima midsize cars. They have 2.4-liter direct fuel injection or 2-liter direct injection turbocharged engines. Kia says a fuel hose in these cars can deteriorate and crack due to engine heat. The hoses would then cause a fire. A fix to the problem has not been finalized yet. This recall is expected to start April 16.
The second recall covers about 51,000 2011 and 2012 Sedona minivans. In these Kia vehicles, the fuel injector rail can crack from exposure to heat, causing a gas leak. Dealers are to start replacing the injector part on April 16.
If you or a loved one owns one of these vehicles, contact your local dealership for more information on what do to. However, they will likely not have any information until closer to the April 16th date.
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