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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Senate Commerce Committee’s Republican chairman and ranking Democrat said on Wednesday they had asked top U.S. executives at Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) to testify at a Nov. 14 hearing on reports of engine fires involving vehicles from the Korean automakers.

The call to testify comes after safety advocates raised concerns about fires in vehicles not involved in collisions. The non-profit, consumer advocacy group Center for Auto Safety said last week that 103 fire complaints had been filed with U.S. safety regulators since June 12 and urged an immediate recall of nearly 3 million vehicles.

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