The National Fire Agency and the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association announced on Feb. 17 that Jaguar cars caused the largest number of car fires per 10,000 vehicles in South Korea last year. Their data, which does not include arson-based fires, is based on mechanical, electrical and chemical causes.
According to the data, a total of eight fire accidents occurred in relation to 25,990 Jaguar cars, which is equivalent to 3.1 cases per 10,000 vehicles. Peugeot followed it with 1.7 cases (seven accidents). They were followed by Ford and Volvo, 1.3 cases each. Last year, 11 and seven fires were reported with regard to Ford and Volvo vehicles, respectively.
Hyundai Motor and Nissan posted 1.2 and 1.1 cases with five and 1,187 fires, respectively. The large number of Hyundai is because the number of registered Hyundai vehicles overwhelms those of the others and many of the vehicles are old.
BMW followed them with 1.1 cases (47 accidents), followed by GM Korea (one case, 164 accidents), Mercedes Benz (0.9, 44) and Audi (0.8, 15). Lexus recorded the lowest frequency and smallest number, 0.2 and two to be specific.