In the United States, Hyundai and Kia have been investigated in the United States because of the threat of fire in some cars in previous years. Since 2015, US companies have convened more than 2.3 million vehicles due to various fire hazards, according to Reuters.
Hyundai and its sister company, Kia, are the fifth largest automaker in the world. In November 2008, Hyundai officially launched the series production of passenger cars in Nošovice in Frýdek-Místek. Kia launched series production of passenger cars near Žilina, Slovakia, in December 2007.