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Chris Rief

More Than 342,000 Kia Souls Recalled Over Steering Issue — For Second Time

When you bring in your recalled car to get a safety defect fixed, you might assume that the problem has been remedied. Yet owners of more than 342,000 previously recalled Kia Soul vehicles are finding out that their cars need to have the same issue repaired again. [More]

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Feds Open Investigation Into Recall Of 1.6M Hyundai, Kia Vehicles

Federal regulators want to know why it took Hyundai and Kia 18 months to recall nearly 1.2 million vehicles that may have the same engine defect that resulted in an earlier recall of 470,000 sedans. [More]

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Hyundai, Kia Recall 1.2M Vehicles Over Engine Failure

Realizing that a non-moving car is a useless car, Kia and Hyundai have recalled nearly 1.2 million vehicles in the U.S. over concerns about engine failure. [More]

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Kia Recalls 72K Sportages Over “Thermal Events” — A Snazzy Way Of Saying “Fire”

Blaze, inferno, and conflagration are all words that can be use interchangeably with “fire.” But, as referenced in Kia’s latest recall, the carmaker has its own term to describe the incident you never want to happen to your vehicle — “thermal event.” [More]

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Kia, Hyundai Agree To Pay $41.2M To 33 States & D.C. Over Fuel Economy Issues

Hyundai and Kia agreed Thursday to pay $41.2 million to dozens of states four years after it was revealed that the carmakers overstated the fuel efficiency of certain vehicles.  [More]

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Kia Recalls 219K Minivans Because Hoods Shouldn’t Just Fly Up

There’s nothing worse than driving down the road only to have the hood of your car all of a sudden fly up, obstructing your view. Okay, that likely doesn’t happen often, but for more than 219,000 owners of recently recalled Kia Sedona minivans it is certainly a possibility. [More]

Regulators Close Probe Into Kia Airbag System That Fails To Detect Children In The Front Seat

Regulators Close Probe Into Kia Airbag System That Fails To Detect Children In The Front Seat

Five months after federal regulators opened a probe into airbag mats that fail to detect when a child is present in the front seat of certain Kia sedans, the agency announced it would close the investigation without seeking a recall of the affected vehicles.  [More]

KIA Recalls 370,000 SUVs Because Cars Aren’t Supposed To Drive Away Themselves

KIA Recalls 370,000 SUVs Because Cars Aren’t Supposed To Drive Away Themselves

It’s possible that Kia is working on a self-driving car, but there’s a difference between a truly autonomous vehicle and one that can unexpectedly shift into “drive” and roll away. [More]

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Customer Turned Down For Loan, Threatens Kia Dealership With Handgun

There are many ways to deal with the situation when you’re turned down for a car loan. You could, for example, try a different dealership, or apply for financing through your own bank or credit union first. We do not recommend the tactic that one man in Kansas took last week, which was to pull out a handgun and threaten Kia dealership employees with it. [More]

Regulators Open Investigation Into Another Airbag Maker Over Possible Rupture Defect

Regulators Open Investigation Into Another Airbag Maker Over Possible Rupture Defect

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration continues to investigate why millions of Takata-produced airbag inflators have a tendency to spew pieces of shrapnel with enough force to injure or kill occupants, the agency has opened a second probe into another airbag manufacturer for similar rupture issues. [More]

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Kia Recalls 200,000 Soul Compact Cars Because Gas Pedals Shouldn’t Break In Half

The accelerator pedal might just be one of the more important components of a vehicle, so when reports start surfacing that the pedal might break or bend, that’s kind of a big deal. Such is the case for more than 200,000 Kia Soul vehicles that are now subject to a safety recall. [More]

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My Car Is Recalled In A Snowy, Icy State, But Not My Snowy, Icy State. What Do I Do?

While most automobile recalls are national, some recalls are limited to specific regions of the country where particular road and weather conditions increase the risk of a problem. What about those people who live outside the recall region but who are concerned their car needs to be checked out? [More]

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Kia Recalls 87,000 Sedans For Potential Fire Hazard

The purpose of a cooling fan in your vehicle is to cool the car’s components under the hood. For nearly 87,000 Kia sedans, that apparently isn’t the case, as a piece of the fan has been found to overheat, melt and start a fire. So should come as no surprise that Kia would then recall those vehicles – which it did over the weekend. [More]

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Hyundai And Kia To Pay $100M For Misleading MPG, Gas Emission Figures

In vehicle manufacturer news that doesn’t have to do with recalls, Hyundai and Kia will pay a record $100 million penalty to the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board for not being completely truthful about their vehicles’ fuel economy estimates. [More]

Kia Recalls 52,000 Kia Soul Hatchbacks Because Loss Of Steering Can Cause A Crash

Kia Recalls 52,000 Kia Soul Hatchbacks Because Loss Of Steering Can Cause A Crash

Not even the adorable – and now buff – Kia hamsters would be able to maneuver the 2014 Kia Soul if the steering system failed. But that shouldn’t be the case much longer, now that the car company has issued a recall of nearly 52,000 vehicles. [More]

EPA Wants Car Companies To Test Gas Mileage In Real World

EPA Wants Car Companies To Test Gas Mileage In Real World

Over the last few years, car makers have had to fork over more than $500 million in refunds to customers because of exaggerated fuel economy estimates on new vehicle stickers. In an effort to provide more accurate mileage information to consumers, the Environmental Protection Agency wants car companies to do their mpg testing on the road instead of in the lab. [More]

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Actor Behind One Of Kia’s Dancing Hamsters Accused Of Working While Collecting Disability Payments

For the state of California, a man dancing around with the head of a hamster in a Kia commercial is an unbelievable thing. Not because hamsters don’t drive cars or have the bodies of humans, but because if you’re claiming disability pay, you shouldn’t be able to be a dancing hamster and get paid for it.

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NBA To L.A. Clippers Sponsors: We’ve Banned Donald Sterling… Please Come Back

NBA To L.A. Clippers Sponsors: We’ve Banned Donald Sterling… Please Come Back

Yesterday, a number of high-profile sponsors cut ties with the NBA’s L.A. Clippers pending a decision from the league on how to handle the pretty awful things team owner Donald Sterling is accused of saying. Now that it’s issued a lifetime ban against Sterling’s involvement in the league, the NBA is asking those advertisers to return to the fold. [More]