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More than 1,300 Hyundai vehicles have burst into flames, now the government wants to know why. It’s about time. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was petitioned to look into these non-collision fires last June.
Multiple State Attorneys are looking to turn up the heat on Hyundai and Kia. An increasing number of cars are going up in spontaneous flames and I’m glad to see somebody’s willing to step up and investigate.
What are the odds that your car will set itself on fire without ever being involved in a collision? Much higher than you’d think, especially if you’re one of these 3 million Hyundai and Kia owners.
Apparently Hyundai’s latest seat belt recall did enough to satisfy the government, who announced they’re closing their recall.
NHTSA continued the investigation after the first recall because safety regulators believed a better fix should be applied by dealers. Regulators were concerned about how the connectors were built to be removed from the pretensioners when working on the cars. But the connectors could release in a crash if they weren't properly reconnected during maintenance.
The government says they can’t find evidence of a safety defect with the electronic parking brake in the 2016 Sonata. They’ve closed their investigation.
Safety regulators knew that Hyundai had issued a technical service bulletin to dealers in May 2016 about problems with the electronic parking brake systems and NHTSA wanted to know if the proposed repairs did indeed fix the cars.
The feds are investigating why front passenger seat belts are detaching from their pretensioner during crashes involving the 2013 Sonata.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into possible problems with the front passenger seat belts in 2013 Hyundai Sonata cars after two reports were filed concerning seat belts that failed.
2012 Veloster owners should keep an eye out for a possible sunroof recall. Just keep that eye pointed down, or risk getting some glass in it.
The Office of Defects Investigation, a part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is taking a close look at the 2012 Hyundai Veloster after receiving 11 complaints that the sunroof exploded.