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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 Vehicle Fire Related Recalls

(RJ Meier photo) Transportation Collaborative, Inc. has recalled an unspecified number of 2012-2017 Transtech Buses. Certain vehicles equipped air conditioning utilize a 30AMP in-line fuse holder, the fuse holder may overheat and cause a fire. Honda (American Honda Motor Co.) is recalling (193) 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid vehicles. The affected vehicles have an engine fuel feed hose and

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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. 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.   Entegra Coach has recalled (174) 2012-2015 Cornerstone Motorhomes. The engine starter may malfunction and overheat, creating a fire hazard.   Triple E Recreational Vehicles has

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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.

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Fire Related Vehicle Recalls

The following manufacturers have recalled vehicles for fire related problems. Columbia Northwest, Inc. has recalled (40) 2017 and 2018 Aliner Ascape trailers.  The LP gas bottle trays may be attached to the frames with the wrong fasteners, which could become loose from the trailer during travel.  This could lead to loose connections and a fire or explosion.