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Kia recalling nearly 87,000 Fortes because of fire risk

The New Jersey product liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin are reporting that Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 87,000 of its 2014 Forte sedans because of faulty equipment that could cause the cars to catch fire.

The recall notice issued Saturday affects Kia Fortes made from Dec. 5, 2012, through April 17, 2014. The cooling fan resistor might overheat and melt in those vehicles, increasing the risk of a fire.

The recall is expected to begin Feb. 24.

Owners of 2014 Fortes seeking additional information may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542, or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to a malfunctioning vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation from the manufacturer. The experienced products liability attorneys at Breslin and Breslin can help you file a claim seeking damages for losses including but not necessarily limited to, lost wages, medical bills and emotional suffering. For a free case evaluation, call 201-546-5881 today. 

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