Posted on: May 6, 2011
Drivers of Kia Spectras in cold weather states will need to have their car in for a recall repair. According to news reports, Kia Motors is recalling more than 58,000 Spectra LD models compact cars to address an issue with the gas tank, according to news reports.
The vehicles included in the recall are Kia Spectra LD models compact cars from 2004 to 2007. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that in cold-weather states, the car’s gas tanks can rust, causing the tank to fall to the ground. If the tank falls, it could cause a gas leak and subsequent fire.
Dealers will replace the gas tank straps with ones with a zinc coating, which will prevent rusting, at no cost to owners, according to Kia.
So far, no car accidents or personal injuries have been reported as a result of the recall.
As a Beaufort car accident lawyer, I urge drivers affected by this vehicle recall to get this issue fixed as soon as possible. This issue can be very dangerous for drivers if the gas tank drops.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled vehicle, contact a personal injury lawyer in Beaufort.