Monday, May 2, 2011

Kia Spectra Recalled As a result of Gas Tank Might Fall Off

WASHINGTON - Kia is recalling fifty eight,322 2004-'07 Spectras, primarily in Midwestern and northeastern states, as a result of corrosion from highway salt could cause the gasoline tank to fall off the automobile, in line with the National Highway Visitors Safety Administration (NHTSA).

NHTSA stated extended publicity to highway salt may trigger corrosion of the straps that hold the tank.

"Because of the corrosion, one or both straps could separate, allowing the gasoline tank to contact the ground and probably disrupt the integrity of the tank," the agency said. As a consequence, the agency stated, "the fuel tank can fall from the vehicle and strike the ground, which may cause a fuel leak," creating a fire hazard.

Kia dealers will change the gas-tank straps and attaching hardware with new zinc-coated parts. The recall is expected to start in June. Owners can contact Kia at (800) 333-4542.

Verify Code : B2CM37XMBEWP


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