SC171 - Incorrect Low Beam Aiming/FMVSS 108 - 2019 Kia Forte

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V771
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,754

 

Incorrect Low Beam Aiming/FMVSS 108

If the headlights are not properly aimed, the driver may have reduced visibility, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Kia Forte vehicles equipped with LED headlights. The headlights may not have been manufactured with the correct low beam aiming. 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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SC170 - Front Wiring Harness - 2018 Kia Stinger

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V754
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 16,011

 

Wiring Harness may be Damaged by Fender

The damaged wiring harness may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Stinger vehicles. The front wiring harness located in the engine and passenger compartment may get damaged from contacting a burr on the left fender body panel.

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SC167 - Steering Column Assembly - 2018 Kia Sorento

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V656
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 97

 

Steering Column may Separate

If the steering column separates, it can cause a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles. The cowl crossbar that connects to the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) steering column may be improperly welded, allowing the steering column to separate.

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SC168 - HEV Power Relay Assembly - 2017-2018 Kia Niro

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V666
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 27,030

 

Electrical Resistance at Main Relay May Cause Fire

The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.

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SC165 - Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled - 2010-2013 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V363
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 507,587

 

Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled

If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

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