Monday, May 24, 2021

Its Shop Time Mondays: Kia And Mercedes-Benz Are Recalling Approximately 750,000 Vehicles


Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit May Short

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V331000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America


Potential Number of Units Affected 440,370


Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles previously recalled under recall 20V-519. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.


Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed.

Dealers will install a new multi-fuse, and inspect the HECU for leaks, replacing the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 2, 2021. This recall supersedes previous NHTSA recall number 20V-519. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC212.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V354000

Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC


Potential Number of Units Affected 342,366


Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2019-2021 CLA-Class, GLE/GLS-Class, A-Class, E-Class, E-Class Coupe and Convertible, GLA/GLB-Class, GLC-Class, CLS-Class, and AMG GT-Class 4-door Coupe vehicles. Please refer to MBUSA's recall report for specific vehicle model details. The MBUX multimedia system software may cause the display to remain black, or reboot after startup. This could result in the rearview camera image not displaying properly. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 111, "Rear Visibility."


The multimedia system software will be updated by a dealer, or through an over-the-air (OTA) update, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed July 13, 2021. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6373.

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