Kia CEO, VP resigns after recall of more than 100,000 vehicles

2011 Kia Sorento

Apparently Kia takes recalls a lot more seriously than Toyota and Akio Toyoda. The Korean automaker announced today that its top executive, Chung Sung-eun, has resigned after the company recalled more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide over defective wiring.

Chung, who was vice chairman and CEO of Kia, stepped down from his position on Friday, said company spokesman Michael Choo. Chung was one of Kia’s two CEOs.

“His resignation comes in the light of the recent global recall issued by Kia Motors,” Choo said.┬áKia’s former president, Lee Hyoung-keun, was named to succeed Chung.

The recall of more than 100,000 vehicles worldwide consists of 35,000 Sorento and Soul models in the United States.

– By: Omar Rana

Source: MSNBC