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Kia and Hyundai sued over risk of car engine failures and fires

Posted On: Feb. 17, 2023 9:39 AM CST

A class-action lawsuit has been filed against South Korean carmakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. in the Federal Court of Australia over risk of car engine failures and fires, Drive reported. The class action covers cars powered by 1.6-litre, 2.0-litre, and 2.4-litre petrol engines. Some of the faults listed in the lawsuit include emissions of smoke from the engine compartment, sudden loss of power and engine failure and increased fuel consumption.