SC147 - Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure - 2011-2014 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V224
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 618,160

 

Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure

Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles.

Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

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SC146 - Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink - 2017 Kia Cadenza

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V190
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 47

 

Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink

Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles.

The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance.

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SC145 - Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist - 2017 Kia Niro

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V159
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 135

 

Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles.

The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

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SC143 - Driver Air Bag may not Fully Inflate - 2016 Kia Optima

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V007
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 1

 

Driver Air Bag may not Fully Inflate

In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled one 2016 Optima vehicle.

In this vehicle, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.

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SC142 - Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated - 2016-2017 Kia Sorento & 2017 Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V862
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components
Potential Number of Units Affected 10,212

 

Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated/FMVSS 108

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016.

The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

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