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If you have a Hyundai or Kia as a toad or at home beware! They are catching fire on the road and parked!


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If you own or have one of the fire hazards below you may want to park is away from structures or your RVs. People zero in on Tesla fires and no other fires of other Electric car makers or gas or diesel vehicle fires! In other words are folks concerned with actual danger and warning others, or just looking to single out any Tesla fire? How are all reports ignoring/missing these?

"Automakers seeking to forge ahead in the electric vehicle market have been hitting a bump in the road recently: batteries keep catching fire.

At the end of September, BMW initiated a recall in the United States of 10 different BMW and Mini plug-in hybrid models because of a risk of fire caused by debris that may have gotten into battery cells during manufacturing. Then, in early October, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened an investigation into reports of apparently spontaneous battery fires in Chevrolet Bolt EVs. General Motors is recalling nearly 69,000 Chevrolet Bolt electric cars worldwide because the batteries have caught fire in five of them. The company said Friday that engineers are working to figure out what’s causing the fires. Two people have suffered smoke inhalation due to the fires, and a house was set ablaze. after five of them burned one while charging which caught the Garage on fire. GM says it is cooperating with the investigation.
 
A few days later, Hyundai announced that it was recalling 6,700 Kona Electric SUVs in the United States, among about 75,000 of that model to be recalled worldwide, after it had received numerous reports of vehicles catching fire while parked.
 
Tesla faced this last year after two highly publicized battery fires, which spurred it to update its vehicle software. Years earlier, after a car fire caused by battery damage from road debris, Tesla added plates underneath its cars to better protect the batteries."
 
Tesla is not the problem. They refer to years past and below I have all Tesla fires 2013-2018 and why from the Tesla actual reports.

If you are concerned about vehicle fire danger the current recalls and lawsuits and deaths from the gasoline powered Kia and Hyundai fires, which total more than 276 fires in 44 states should concern you. If you have any of these gas vehicles, as well as the electric cars GM and BMW, some with contaminated batteries catching fire which has never happened to Tesla to anyone's knowledge, take action to keep them away from or out of garages or near anything you do not want burned.

Hyundai and Kia owners are actually being told not to park affected models in the garage or near structures until repairs are made and made correctly as they are catching fire when parked with no key in the ignition.

Here is another news station doing a four part report with video and pictures from ABC on the many Kia/Hyundai fires.

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/local-news/up-in-flames#vidJump

Tesla vehicles just don't catch fire sitting still except for two shorts at chargers as this next report points out:

"The accident follows several instances of highly publicized fires in Tesla vehicles. A few Tesla Model S caught on fire in 2013, but they happened after high-speed accidents and NHTSA ruled that there was no evidence of vehicle safety defect or noncompliance with federal safety standards." Source: https://electrek.co/2017/03/04/tesla-model-s-fire-shanghai/

"It is nice that it takes some sort of impact in most all cases for Tesla to burn. A frightening fact that I have learned is that most gasoline car fires start with zero warning. The car is just driving along, or worse, parked in a home's garage at night as the owners are sleeping. In this case the entire home burns with occupants inside. How many ICE fires per year? Over 100,000! I am glad all three cars in our family are EV's. No way if they were gas would I ever leave one in the garage overnight."

Here is the complete list of Tesla fires, and what happened in a few words in each case from 2013-2018: https://www.autoblog.com/2018/05/11/a-list-of-tesla-car-fires-since-2013/

As you can see it was usually crazy driving whether the Mexican guy I remember well in Mexico who crashed his through a concrete wall (not brick but concrete) at well over 100 miles an hour if I remember correctly, and survived just fine, or the guy sleeping in his Tesla at high speed! Reminds of when "Good Ol Boys" Holler out "Hey Y'all watch this!" 

Folks should know the dangers of having Kia and Hyundai vehicles today as well as the Bolts etc. in the news stories above.

Safe Travels!

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