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Kia and Hyundai vehicles may have dangerous auto defects

There are numerous components that make a motor vehicle function effectively. A defect in any one of these component parts can pose a serious safety risk. As a result, unsuspecting motorists can be injured in accidents or fires. It is for the protection of consumers that the law allows individuals to pursue an auto product liability lawsuit when their injuries are directly linked to a defective auto product.

Some may be able take such legal action if they have been injured by fires started in certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles. The Center for Auto Safety has urged the recall of more than three million Kia Sorrentos, Optimas and Souls, as well as Hyundai Sonatas and Santa Fes. The group claims that non-collision fires have started in these vehicles, with 220 already having been reported to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Yet, the NHSTA has failed to issue a recall. It claims that the matter is under investigation.

Of course, the automakers claim that they are addressing the issue on a case-by-case basis. But some reports show that even vehicles that were repaired by these automakers later caught fire. Fortunately, there haven't been any reported injuries as of yet. However, these fires could cause serious injuries and even death. If that occurs, then victims may be able to pursue legal action in hopes of imposing liability, finding accountability and seeking compensation for their damages.

While federal regulators seek to protect innocent motorists from certain dangers, too often they fail to take action until it is too late. Victims don't have to wait, though. Instead, they do what it takes to ensure that they can build a strong claim to support their quest to recover what they rightfully deserve.




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