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Monday, March 15, 2021

Its Shop Time Mondays: Kia And Nissan Combined Recalling Over 1.3 Million Vehicles



NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V135000

Manufacturer Nissan North America, Inc.

Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected 807,376

Summary

Nissan North America, Inc. (Nissan) is recalling certain 2016-2019 Nissan Sentra vehicles. The brake light switch may become contaminated, preventing the circuit from closing and the brake lights from illuminating.

Remedy

Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch and install a protective grommet, free of charge. Remedy parts are expected to become available Fall 2021. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed beginning April 7, 2021. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Nissan customer service at 1-800867-7769. Nissan's number for this recall is PM971.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V137000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 379,931

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2021 Sportage and Cadenza vehicles. The electrical circuit in the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may short-circuit, which can cause a fire in the engine compartment.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace certain fuses in the electrical junction box. Vehicles equipped with an electronic parking brake (EPB) will also receive a HECU software update. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures as a precaution until the recall repair is complete. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC206.

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