July 28, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V436000
Inoperative trailer brake lights can fail to warn other drivers that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V436
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, EXTERIOR LIGHTING, FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE
Potential Number of Units Affected 86,921
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Telluride vehicles equipped with Smart Cruise Control (SCC). When a trailer is connected to the vehicle, the trailer brake lights will not illuminate when the SCC applies the brakes. 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."
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install an additional wire harness to the main fuse box to signal the trailer brake lights, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin September 10, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC194.
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.
2020MY Telluride Trailer Brake Lights Chronology
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)
|June 12, 2020||While evaluating a trailer harness customer complaint relating to the 2020 model year Telluride’s Auto-Hold Feature, Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) identifies need to evaluate illumination of the trailer brake lights when towing a trailer during use of Smart the Cruise Control (SCC).
|June 15, 2020||KMA conducts testing using a trailer harness mockup to evaluate trailer brake light function while braking using various inputs, including use of SCC. KMA finds trailer brake lights do not illuminate when SCC independently applies vehicle’s brakes.
|June 16, 2020||KMA provides Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) evaluation results and requests KMC to investigate.
|June 17—June 30, 2020||KMC advises Mobis (manufacturer of trailer wiring) of issue and requests Mobis to investigate if condition is related to trailer wiring. Mobis confirms condition unrelated to trailer wiring and advises KMC.
|June 30, 2020||KMA receives email from customer who had previously complained about the Telluride’s Auto-Hold Feature, that trailer brake lights did not illuminate when SCC independently applied vehicle brakes.
|July 1—July 21, 2020||KMC conducts investigation of vehicle system. Test results of 20MY Telluride towing a trailer confirms trailer brake lights do not illuminate when SCC independently brakes to decelerate vehicle. Vehicle brake lights operational but no illumination signal sent to trailer brake lights.
|July 22, 2020||KMC decides to conduct a recall of the 2020MY Telluride. One (1) customer complaint and no known accidents or injuries.
1 Affected Product
3 Associated Documents
Noncompliance Notice 573 Report
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