Investigations of fires in Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Australia

Investigations of fires in Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Australia

Owners of Hyundai and Kia vehicles in Australia who have had engine fires are being urged to enter their information online in anticipation of a potential class action lawsuit.

Therefore, there may be hundreds of thousands of petrol-powered Kia and Hyundai vehicles in Australia that are being investigated for potential serious engine problems. They will definitely require car engine service as they could result in a fire.

Additionally, the probe may result in a significant class action lawsuit.

According to the Legal company Banister Law is requesting Australian owners of Hyundai and Kia automobiles, with petrol engines ranging in size from 1.6 to 2.4 liters and manufactured after 2009, participate in an inquiry by entering information on their website.

The potential class action follows recalls by Hyundai and Kia for approximately 425,000 vehicles in the US because of potential fire-starting issues with internal engine components.

Due to class actions that began in 2017, the recalls in the US resulted in a $US1.3 billion settlement against Hyundai and Kia.

“You don’t obtain a billion-dollar settlement – the largest fine in the United States – for an opportunistic allegation without merit,” Charles Banister, principal of Banister Law, told Seven News.

It’s not yet known whether the engines Hyundai and Kia utilize in automobiles sold in Australia are the same as those used in other markets.

More Information of Kia and Hyundai Vehciles

The full list of potentially affected models is provided at the bottom of this article. Banister Law is urging local owners of Kia and Hyundai vehicles to register with them at their website and share information about their ownership experience.

More precisely, issues relate to engine parts like bearings and connecting rods, which may be impacted by early wear.

Banister Law states that early wear may cause issues like trembling, knocking, engine seizing, engine failure, or – in severe circumstances – fire.

Meanwhile, this information follows the recent announcement by Banister Law. That it will be looking into claims of engine bay cracks and clogged diesel particulate filters in Isuzu D-Max and MU-X cars.

The potential class action for Kia and Hyundai. In Australia also follows a recall of the Hyundai Tucson for a fire risk in 2021. That recall, which was also anticipated by a larger recall in the United States, affected more than 93,000 automobiles.

On the other hand, Ashlee, a support services employee from rural New South Wales, has owned her 2016 Hyundai Tucson Active X. He owned it as brand new and has accumulated 100,000 kilometers.

Kia and Hyundai engine failure symptoms

According to Banister Law, the following signs could point to a serious issue with Kia and Hyundai cars:

– Engine seizing

– Sudden Stalls or Stops

– Power Reduction or Hesitation

– Engine Oil Pressure or Check Engine Light Illumination

– smoke, oil spills, and a burning odor

– fire

– complaints of oil starvation problems, bearing damage, and/or metal filings in the engine oil – knock sensor replacement or software updates

List of potentially affected Hyundai vehicles in Australia




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List of potentially affected KIA vehicles in Australia









So that’s all we have for you, I personally recommend you to pay a visit to kia specialist if you detect problems. Thank you!

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