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Gov't investigates Honda CR-V, Kia Optima

November 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
The federal government opened up preliminary investigations into certain Hondas and Kias.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said three people complained of fires coming from the driver's power window switch in 2006 Honda CR-Vs.

The Honda investigation covers 150,000 vehicles. The Kia investigation covers 41,000 2007 Optimas.

Three people complained about problems with a shift cable in the automatic transmission of the Kia Optima. One person said the car rolled away while in park.