Last week, Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation announced that they are recalling millions of vehicles. The problem is with the engines, which were manufactured at an auto parts plant in Alabama.
A recall of 80,000 2006 to 2012 Kia Sedonas has prompted the need for a December recall of vehicles by automaker Hyundai. Alabama car owners may be dismayed at being left out of this geographic recall, which concerns the potential failure of the steering system. According to Hyundai's report to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia was the manufacturer of the 2007 to 2008 Entourage. The recall concerns around 15,500 Entourages with the suspected problem.
According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, senior drivers who take their pets along for the ride have an increased risk of being involved in a collision. The study suggests that many elderly drivers are already at risk due to delayed reaction times and slower cognitive performance when they are driving, and pets can cause distractions that may further impair their ability to react to potentially dangerous situations.