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March 18, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V207000
Seatbelt Buckle may be Improperly Installed


A seat belt that cannot be properly used increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V207000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 197

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Sedona vehicles equipped with an 8-passenger seat arrangement. The seat belt

buckle for the second-row middle seat may have been improperly installed on the wrong side of the seat, preventing the proper use of the 3-point seat belt. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."


Remedy

Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect the seat belt installation, and reinstall the seat belt buckle to the correct side if necessary, free of charge. The recall began April 8, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia 's number for this recall is SC177.
 

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July 19, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V539000
Collision-Avoidance Assist may not Engage


Improper intervention of the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V539000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

Potential Number of Units Affected 11,423

Summary


Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Optima vehicles equipped with Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI or Theta II 2.0L Turbo-GDI engines. A software error in the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system may cause the braking assist function to not engage when a stationary vehicle is detected.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will update the FCA software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 27, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC179.
 

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August 13, 2019 NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V594000
Incorrect Seat Belt Assemblies Installed/FMVSS 208

If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant in a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V594000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components SEAT BELTS

Potential Number of Units Affected 30,168

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Telluride vehicles. The seat belt assemblies in the front passenger, second, and/or third row seats may not tightly secure a child restraint system in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any incorrect seat belt assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC181.
 

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February 21, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V100000
Low Pressure Fuel Hose May Crack and Leak
If the fuel hose cracks, a fuel leak can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V100000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 141,774

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines. The low pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is expected to begin April 16, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC187.
 

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February 21, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V101000
Fuel Rail May Crack and Cause Fire
A fuel leak increases the risk of fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V101000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 51,465

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Sedona vehicles. The fuel rail may crack from exposure to heat generated within the engine compartment, resulting in a fuel leak.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 16, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC188.
 

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February 14, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V088000
ABS Module May Short Circuit
An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V088000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 228,829

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

Remedy


Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the main junction box to prevent power from being directed to the HECU when the vehicle's ignition switch is turned off, free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk with an interim letter on April 8, 2020. A second letter will be sent once the remedy is available. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC186.
 

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July 2, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V389000
Unintended Movement Due to Damaged Park Mechanism
Unintended vehicle movement can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V389000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components POWER TRAIN, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,714

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Kia Soul Electric Vehicle (EV) vehicles. The parking mechanism may become damaged if the driver moves the gear shift lever into Park 'P' before the vehicle comes to a complete stop. If the parking mechanism is damaged, unintended vehicle movement may occur when the gear shift lever is in the Park 'P' position and the parking brake is not applied.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will update the electronic control unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 7, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC191.
 

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July 8, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V399000
Alternator Terminal Nut May Loosen
If the alternator B+ terminal nut loosens, electrical arcing may result, increasing the risk of a fire.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V399000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 5,385

Summary

Kia Motors America (KIA) is recalling certain 2020 Sedona vehicles. The battery positive (B+) terminal nut on the alternator may not have been tightened properly during assembly, possibly causing it to loosen over time.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the alternator B+ terminal nut, tightening it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 14, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC192.
 

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July 22, 2020 NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V422000
Potential Loss of Steering Control
A loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.


NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V422000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 104

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Stinger vehicles equipped with a 2.0L Turbo-GDI engine. A component within the Rack Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Assembly may have been manufactured incorrectly, possibly resulting in the steering locking or becoming difficult while driving.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS Assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 28, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC193.
 
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