Kia Recalls Spectras Over Fuel Tank Corrosion

Law360, New York (April 29, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Kia Motors Corp. said Friday it was hauling more than 58,000 LD Spectra compact cars off the road after finding the vehicles’ fuel tanks are susceptible to damaging road-salt corrosion.

The voluntary recall affects 58,322 LD Spectra cars in the U.S. from model years 2004-2007 that were purchased in cold weather states with heavy salt usage, such as Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota and New York, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.

The South Korean automaker initiated the recall after a two-month analysis of the cars revealed...
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