U.S. Senators call for hearing following car fires


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    Major developments in an ongoing ABC6 investigation. The CEO's of both Kia and Hyundai being called to appear before congress following a series of vehicle fires.

    Lawmakers in the nation's capital finally calling for a few answers.

    All of it after ABC6 started looking into these issues. In September ABC6 investigated claims that a woman who was nearly killed when the SUV she was driving went up in flames.

    After hundreds of complaints and the death of one man in Ohio. Lawmakers are now trying to figure out why these vehicles were on the road and what's causing the problems.

    The CEO's of both Kia and Hyundai being called to appear before congress following a series of vehicle fires. (WSYX/WTTE)

    "I could've lost my husband, my kids, anything," said Barb Myers.

    When Myers bought her 2012 Kia Sorento she was told about a vehicle recall, but she stressed to ABC6 that she knew nothing about any potential fires. She told ABC6 that her elderly mother was nearly killed when the SUV went up in flames just moments after she got out of the vehicle.

    A similar incident in Florida was caught on camera. The driver was unaware the vehicle was on fire.

    The Center for Auto Safety reported that last week there were 103 fire complaints filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration since June of 2018.

    One recent case was deadly here in Ohio. Last year, a man near Cincinnati burned to death getting into his mother's 2014 Kia Soul.

    The CEO's of both Kia and Hyundai being called to appear before congress following a series of vehicle fires. (WSYX/WTTE)

    Senate Commerce Science & Transportation committee members sent letters this week to the heads of both Kia and Hyundai. The move in respone to non-collision related fires with their vehicles. Senators determined to get to the bottom of the issue.

    Owners of those cars across the country demanding answers as well.

    The Senate hearing is set for November 14th.

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