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Burning cars from Korea

Higher-than-average insurance claims from both Hyundai and Kia owners as a result of engine fires:

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Koreans literally keep playing with fire.

I have a friend who used to have 2003 Sonata, which was oozing gas somewhere under the hood at mere 40K miles and 8 or so years he owned it from new. No accidents. He regularly complained to the dealer, they regularly denied anything wrong was happening. He traded car when it developed crankshaft bearings noise… for another Sonata (!), which is apparently under recall for a fuel rail issue… and is also suspect of manufacturing defect within the same crankshaft/rods area (?!?)