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Kia Fires in the news.

Meier Fire Investigation’s principal expert, Rich Meier appeared on Tampa’s ABC Action News (Channel 11) in a story on Kia car fires. Reporter Jackie Callaway recently¬† interviewed Rich in our labs about a Tampa Bay Area Kia Optima fire. Link courtesy of the ABC Action News YouTube page Video Link courtesy of the ABC Action News YouTube page. At least

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Latest Fire Related Vehicle Recalls

KTM North America, Inc. is recalling an unspecified number of 690 Duke model motorcycles. On affected motorcycles, fuel can leak from the filler cap. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V388-9062.PDF Note: While not specifically mentioned in the recall, a fuel leak generally presents a fire hazard. Forest River, Inc. (Forest River) is recalling an unspecified number of 2014-2015 Coachmen RV, Cross Country and Encounter, and

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This Week’s Fire Related Vehicle Recalls

  Thor Motor Coach has recalled (148) 2018 Outlaw 29H Motorhomes. A 15 amp fuse was installed in place of a 2 amp fuse for the awning circuit, creating a fire risk. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V381-6398.PDF   Entegra Coach has recalled (174) 2012-2015 Cornerstone Motorhomes. The engine starter may malfunction and overheat, creating a fire hazard. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V384-4976.PDF   Triple E Recreational Vehicles has

By - Richard Meier

This Week’s Vehicle Fire Related Recalls

Newmar Corporation has recalled (210) 2012-2015 King Aire and Essex Motorhomes. On certain motorhomes, the retaining ring on the starter shaft may break, causing overheating of the starter and the risk of a fire. https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2017/RCLRPT-17V378-5923.PDF