SC188 - Fuel Rail - 2011-2012 Kia Sedona

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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: 20V101

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.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Kia has a Recall


2011-2012 MY Kia Sedona Fuel Rail Chronology Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)

 

October 29, 2019 Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) identifies Vehicle Owner Questionnaire (VOQ) alleging strong fuel smell from a 2011 Kia Sedona and subsequent fuel leaking from fuel rail.
November-December 2019 KMA reviews field and part sales data of fuel rail. KMA collects three (3) fuel rails from field for further evaluation. Visual inspection of collected parts reveals crack in fuel rail. KMA delivers the three (3) fuel rails to Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) for its evaluation and analysis.
January – February 2020 KMC conducts analysis and imaging of collected parts to determine cause of cracking. KMC evaluation suggests fuel rail crack may be from exposure of heat generated in the engine compartment under certain circumstances.
February 18, 2020 KMC makes decision to conduct recall due to potential risk of fire. 24 customer complaints of fuel rail leaking. No known fires, accidents or injuries due to fuel leaking from cracked fuel rail.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KIA SEDONA 2011-2012

4 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-20V101-3796.pdf 244.79KB

Download (PDF, 239KB)


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-20V101-1029.PDF 212.799KB

Download (PDF, 208KB)


Chronology

RMISC-20V101-3060.pdf 77.296KB

Download (PDF, 75KB)


Recall 573 Report - Amendment 1

RCLRPT-20V101-4352.PDF 213.34KB

Download (PDF, 208KB)


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=20V101&docType=RCL

 


 

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