Transport service application Uber Technologies stated last Friday that it is taking necessary measures to fix fire-prone and unsafe cars that it rented out to drivers, Fortune reported.

This action came after the ride hailing company reportedly rented around 1,000 defective units to drivers and managers in Singapore. The units were said to be Vezel sport-utility cars made by Honda Motor.

According to Fortune, the renting out of defective vehicles was found out by regulators through internal emails and documents.

Prior to this, the news article stated that there had been a recall made in 2016 for Honda components that are prone to overheating and more.

The Uber managers caught using the said units were reportedly aware of this recall.

Uber admits it could have done more

The transport service app company promised to take action, and fix these issues.

Uber issued a statement as reported on Fortune. The company stated, “As soon as we learned of a Honda Vezel from the Lion City Rental fleet catching fire, we took swift action to fix the problem, in close coordination with Singapore's Land Transport Authority. But we acknowledge we could have done more—and we have done so."

The company has hired professionals to make sure that they commit to these safety procedures, Fortune added. The local land transport authority meanwhile has reportedly made no comments yet as of press time.

Alleged Uber sexual harassment claims

This is said to be part of a number of other issues that the company has faced internally. According to another news story on The Guardian, a fire broke out of an Uber car after the driver dropped off a client. The fire reportedly caused interiors to melt and placed a hole in the windscreen.

Furthermore, the same news outfit published a separate story saying that the ride hailing application has fired employees after alleged sexual harassment claims.

An Uber employee posted a blog claiming that her manager allegedly proposed her for this sensitive act, The Guardian continued.

The San Francisco-based company has various other problems on the list. Some of them reportedly include workplace culture, workplace issues, lawsuits, regulation issues in countries and more.

There have also been several reports of employees and high-ranking officials leaving the company because of workplace culture.

However, The Guardian also emphasized in the report that it is taking action to address business issues and workplace problems that employees encounter.

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