Auto News: Hyundai & Kia Fires, VW Diesel Recall01/14/2019
Class action plaintiffs press on in Hyundai, Kia suit over engine defects
Consumers suing Hyundai Motor Co and Kia Motors Co over an engine defect that allegedly caused some of their vehicles to spontaneously catch fire on Thursday filed an amended complaint that included detailed accounts and pictures of the fires that have garnered widespread attention in the media and were scheduled for a hearing before the U.S. Senate. read more »
VW may face new mass diesel recall in Europe, paper says
As many as 370,000 Volkswagen Group diesel cars could be recalled or pulled off the road in Europe if Germany’s transport regulator concludes the company cheated when it fixed polluting vehicles, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
The regulator accuses VW of manipulating emissions-related software on vehicles with 1.2-liter engines, the newspaper reported.
VW has had to recall hundreds of thousands of cars around the world since it admitted in Sept. 2015 to installing illegal software in diesel engines to cheat strict U.S. anti-pollution tests. read more »