The NHTSA found a problem with the fuel tank of the Kia Spectra

Posted on Monday, 2 May 2011 , 20:05:38 byVeronica

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The NHTSA found a problem with the fuel tank of the Kia Spectra

It sounds like danger is right behind a few models of the Kia Spectra. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) apparently made a very serious observation regarding the fuel tank. They said that it could burst into flames as it's very possible to fall on the ground. And this is why Kia will conduct a recall on some Spectra models sold in the U.S.
Over 58,000 Spectra compact cars will be recalled. The states affected are Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, New Hampshire, Missouri, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, Maryland, Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, the D.C., Vermont and West Virginia and the models involved are the Spectra LD from 2004 to 2007.
The problem apparently is the salt, again like in a lot of other cases. The fuel tank is held by straps to the frame of the car and if they are exposed to the salt from the road, these can oxidize. The immediate result could end up in a fire.
The recall will begin in June this year and the fuel tank straps will be replaced with zinc-coated parts for free. So far there is no information about incidents happened in the past.