The U.S. auto wellbeing organization has moved forward its test into motor flames that have tormented some Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) vehicles for north of six years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it had opened an “engineering analysis” covering around 3 million vehicles to assess, in addition to other things, the viability of reviews started by the two automakers. The organization added that it knew about 161 flames happening possibly because of motor disappointments.

A designing examination is the subsequent stage in a cycle that could prompt a review, albeit at times NHTSA closes such tests without requiring any activity.

The organization had opened an examination in 2019 covering the 2011-2014 Kia Optima and Sorento and the 2010-2015 Kia Soul, alongside the 2011-2014 Hyundai Sonata and Santa Fe to explore occasions of non-crash fires.

Hyundai and Kia said on Monday they proceed to completely help out NHTSA as to non-impact motor flames.

The two South Korean organizations had consented to a record $210 million common punishment last year later controllers said they neglected to review 1.6 million vehicles for motor issues in an ideal manner.

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