Monday, October 31, 2022

Its Recall Mondays: Kia Is Recalling 72,000 Older Model Sporatages For Fire Risks

 Engine Compartment Fire

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V800000

Manufacturer Kia America, Inc.

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 71,704

Summary

Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2008-2009 Sportage vehicles previously recalled under recall 16V-815. An engine compartment fire originating from around the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may occur while parked or driving.

Remedy

Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the recall repair has been performed. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC253.

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