If you have seen the viral video of KIA Sportage burning in Pakistan, you already know that it was a tragic incident. But those of you who are unaware, check out the video.
Source: Pak Wheels
Everyone was wondering what exactly happened, and many people also questioned the competence of KIA Sportage. It was merely a month old, so speculations regarding the constructions were raised and it seems like the company couldn’t take any more doubt.
Kia has released an elaborate statement on what happened, and it seems like the roadside incident affected them just as much. According to reports, the wire in the main wire harness had been damaged, and a device from the “aftermarket” was installed. The rest of the vehicle, however, passed quality assurance.
Source: Pakistan Observer
When the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration prepared a report on the cases of engine fires and 100 injuries in the United States, NHTSA reached a settlement of $760 million with Hyundai and Kia.