SC177 - 2019 Kia Sedona Seat Belt Buckle

March 18, 2019

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: 19V207

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."

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SC176 - Engine Control Unit (ECU) Logic - 2012-2016 Kia Soul

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V120
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 378,967

 

Overheated Catalytic Converter May Damage Engine

Piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash. A broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines. High exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine's pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.

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SC175 - Front Passenger Seat Occupant Detection System (ODS) Wiring Harness - 2015-2018 Kia Sedona

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V109
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 94,389

 

Occupant Detection System Wire Harness May Break

If a child is in a child seat in the front seat, a broken ODS wiring harness will not prevent the front passenger air bag from deploying in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the child.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Sedona vehicles equipped with manually-adjusted front passenger seats. Over time, the Occupant Detection System (ODS) wiring harness located underneath the front passenger seat may break from the seat being occupied.

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SC174 - Engine Oil Pan Leak - 2011-2012 Kia Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V101
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 32,296

 

Engine Oil Leak May Cause Stall or Fire

A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.

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SC172 - High Pressure Fuel Pump Outlet Inspection - 2011-2017 Kia Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento & 2011-2018 Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V907
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 71,653

 

High Pressure Fuel Pipe May Leak

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

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