It seems like Kia and Hyundai owners just can’t win. Many of the vehicles are so easy to steal that a teenager can make off with one in under 60 seconds using the USB cable you left on the center console. If you’re lucky enough to still have your vehicle, you probably do some measures to help it stick around, like parking it in a garage. But, now, in a cruel twist in this lovely thing called life, parking your Kia in a garage may not be such a great idea. Apparently, that could result in what you might call “fiery death.”
Anyway, this is bad news for Matt’s dad, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Hyundai Motor America and Kia America have issued “park outside” recalls for more than 3.3 million vehicles due to the risk of fire.
Until these recalled vehicles have been repaired, the manufacturers say the safest place to park them is outside and away from homes and other structures. Fires can occur whether the vehicle is parked and turned off or while driving.
Here are the cars, if you missed today’s Morning Dump:
Hyundai’s safety recall (NHTSA ID: 23V-651000) applies to the following vehicles and model years: 2012-2015 Accent, 2012-2015 Azera, 2011-2015 Elantra, 2013-2015 Elantra Coupe, 2014-2015 Equus, 2011-2015 Genesis Coupe, 2013-2015 Santa Fe, 2013 Santa Fe Sport, 2011-2015 Sonata HEV, 2010-2013 Tucson, 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell, 2012-2015 Veloster and 2010-2012 Veracruz.
Kia’s safety recall (NHTSA ID: 23V-652000) applies to the following vehicles and model years: 2014-2016 Cadenza, 2011-2013 Forte/Forte Koup, 2015-2017 K900, 2010-2015 Optima, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2011-2017 Rio, 2010 Rondo, 2011-2014 Sorento, 2011-2013 Soul and 2010-2013 Sportage.
Canopysaurus points out another potential downside about this:
Aren’t burning Souls a sign of the End Times?
For a second COTD nomination, we have FlavouredMilk, who wrote the perfect comment in response to a Dodge Avenger on Bring a Trailer:
So what you’re saying is that this is BaT-shit?
Fantastic, you two. Have a great evening, everyone!
(Top Photo: Mercedes Streeter/Kia)