US senator questions NHTSA on non-crash vehicle fires

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) on Wednesday questioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for information about vehicles that caught fire in recent years.

“Spontaneous fires are serious safety hazards and should not be taken lightly,” Nelson wrote in a letter to NHTsA Deputy Administrator Heidi King.

“We have to find out what is causing these fires and what can be done to prevent them.  Owners need to know if their vehicles are safe. As a result, NHTSA must quickly identify and adequately address any serious safety issues.”