Major vehicle recall issued due to risk of engine fires

More than half a million cars are being recalled due to risk of their engines catching on fire, according to the USDOT.

The companies say there are problems with multiple vehicles that could cause engines catching on fire.

The recall includes nearly 379,000 Kia Soul SUVs with year models from 2012 through 2016 with 1.6-liter engines as well as 150,000+ Hyundai Tuscon SUV’s from 2011-2013 and Kia Sportage SUV’s from 2011-2012.

The situation could cause damage to the engine block, oil leaks and engine fires.

U.S. safety regulators with the NTSB have been investigating Hyundai and Kia engine failures for the last 3 years. Check your vehicle for recalls here.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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