April 21, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V277000
A damaged fuel rail tube may leak fuel, increasing the risk of a fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V277
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,744
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the multi-port injection fuel rail, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 30, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC211.
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.
|Safety Recall Campaign||2022MY Carnival (KA4)|
|SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN|
MPI FUEL RAIL LOT INSPECTION AND REPLACEMENT (SC211)
This bulletin provides information to check the LOT Number of the MPI fuel rail (also known as the low pressure fuel delivery pipe) on some 2022MY Carnival (KA4) vehicles produced from January 27, 2021 through March 25, 2021. During production at the supplier, the assembly jig for the MPI fuel rail was improperly adjusted which could result in damage to the plastic fuel rail tube. A damaged plastic fuel tube can cause fuel to leak, thus increasing the risk of fire. Follow the procedure outlined in this bulletin to inspect the LOT number and, if required, replace the MPI fuel rail (A). Before conducting the procedure, verify that the vehicle is included in the list of affected VINs.
There is no charge to the vehicle owner for this repair. Under applicable law, you may not sell or otherwise deliver any affected vehicle until it has been repaired pursuant to the procedures set forth in this bulletin.
To assure complete customer satisfaction, always remember to refer to WebDCS Warranty Coverage (validation) Inquiry Screen (Service Warranty Coverage → Warranty Coverage Inquiry) for a list of any additional campaigns that may need to be performed on the vehicle before returning it to the customer.
(Refer to image for location area).
- Using a video scope, check the LOT number of the MPI fuel rail (refer to the sample image/number below).
1b14131Y = Produced 1/31 (January 31st.)
3a. If the 5th through 7th digit value of LOT number is between 120 and 215, the MPI fuel rail will need to be replaced. Refer to MPI fuel rail produced from January 20 page 3 for replacement.
3b. If the 5th through 7th digit value is lower than 120 or over 215, the vehicle does not require MPI fuel rail replacement. No further action is required.
Using the Warranty Claim Attachment feature on KVID, take one (1) clear KVID photo showing the LOT label shown on step 2. (Attachment Type: ‘XX’).
MPI fuel rail produced from January 20 through February 15 will need to be replaced.
MPI fuel rail produced before January 20 or after February 15 does not require replacement.
- Replace the MPI fuel rail (A) by referring to the “Engine Control/Fuel System → Fuel Delivery System → Delivery Pipe → Removal and Installation” chapter in the applicable Shop Manual on KGIS.
Note: Replace the MPI fuel rail using all of the additional supplied parts in the kit (ex. O-rings and clips).
Release Residual Pressure during the Fuel Delivery Pipe replacement is required.
- After replacing the MPI fuel rail, ensure the following:
- No fuel leak is present
- No DTCs stored
- Vehicle operates normally
AFFECTED VEHICLE RANGE:
|Model||Production Date Range|
|Carnival (KA4)||January 27, 2021 to March 25, 2021|
|Part Name||Part Number||Figure||Qty.|
|Fuel Delivery Pipe Service Kit||35304-3NGCXQQK||1|
N Code: N99 C Code: C99
|Claim Type||Causal P/N||Qty.||Repair Description||Labor Op Code||Op Time||Replacement P/N||Qty.|
MPI Fuel Rail LOT Inspection
|MPI Fuel Rail LOT Inspection and Replacement||211056R2||1.5 M/H||35304-3NGCXQQK||1|
Note: Refer to Warranty Bulletin 2021-08 for claim submission procedures. If replacing the MPI fuel rail, a photo of the LOT number must be attached using the KVID app as a Warranty Claim Attachment type ‘XX - Other’.
VIN inquiry data for this repair is provided for tracking purposes only. Kia retailers should reference SC211 when accessing the WebDCS system.
TSB: SC211 Carnival (KA4) April 2021
2022MY Carnival MPI Fuel Rail Chronology
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)
|April 5, 2021||Kia Motors North America, Inc. (KMNA) receives fuel smell and leaking complaint for a 2022 Carnival. Dealer identifies fuel leaking from fuel rail.|
|April 10, 2021||KMNA sends complaint identified on April 5th to Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) for its review and investigation.
|April 12, 2021||KMNA receives second fuel smell complaint regarding the 2022 Carnival. Dealer confirms fuel leaking from fuel rail. KMNA sends second complaint to KMC for their review and immediate investigation.
|April 13, 2021||KMNA is notified of two additional complaints of fuel leaking from fuel rail. KMNA issues new Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) instructions to dealers to inspect entire fuel line route from fuel tank to the injector rails. KMC begins plant and port inspection of 2022MY Carnival for fuel leaking condition. Simultaneously, inspection of Carnival vehicles at U.S. ports also begins. KMC begins to work with supplier to identify cause of issue.
|April 14, 2021||KMNA is notified of 3 additional reports of fuel leaking from the MPI fuel rail tube. KMC and Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) inspect 1,430 vehicles at plants/ports and found no damaged plastic MPI fuel rail tubes.
|April 15, 2021||KMC advises KMNA of investigation results and identifies improper adjustment of the MPI fuel rail assembly jig at the supplier. Estimated affected lot identified by supplier based on its production records. KMNA makes decision to conduct recall. Seven (7) complaints related to this condition. No known fires, accidents, injuries or fatalities.
1 Affected Product
4 Associated Documents
Remedy Instructions and TSB
Defect Notice 573 Report
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