June 14, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V447000
A sudden increase in steering effort can increase the risk of a crash.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V447
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components STEERING, LANE DEPARTURE
Potential Number of Units Affected 846
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 K5 vehicles equipped with 2.5L T-GDI engines. The Rack-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) system lacks the ability to diagnose communication faults. If a communication fault occurs while driving around a curve with Lane Following Assist (LFA) engaged, the steering assist level may not adjust properly, causing a sudden increase in the steering effort required.
Dealers will update the R-MDPS software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed June 24, 2021. Owner may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC213.
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.nhtsa.gov.
2021-2022MY K5 MDPS Control Logic Chronology
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)
|May 7 - May 26, 2021||During the R&D Center’s review of various vehicle control system logics for purposes of new vehicle development, R&D identifies that the control logic for the Rack-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) system in the subject 2021-2022MY K5 vehicles lack a communication fault diagnosis feature. On May 26, 2021, Kia Corporation (Kia HQ) notifies Kia North America (Kia NA) of the software error and possible safety concern under certain driving conditions.|
|May 27-June 8, 2021||Upon receipt of the information, Kia NA requests additional technical information from Kia HQ. Kia NA begins its evaluation of the issue and confirms no reported field incidents in the U.S. market. On June 8, 2021, Kia NA test drives a subject K5 vehicle and recreates issue to confirm circumstances and severity of steering effect.|
|June 8, 2021||Based on its evaluation of the issue and the potential risk of a crash due to increased steering effort, Kia NA decides to conduct a recall. No customer complaints or warranty claims. No fatalities, injuries or crashes.|
2 Affected Products
3 Associated Documents
Defect Notice 573 Report
Latest Recalls Documents
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The Kia J2534 Diagnostic Tool software is available for use on 2018 model year and newer Kia vehicles sold in the United States market. Utilizing Kia’s J2534 Diagnostic Tool software to diagnosis Kia vehicles requires a current paid Kia J2534 Diagnostic Tool subscription and a compatible SAE J2534-1/2 compliant pass-thru vehicle communication interface (VCI) device.
Compatible SAE J2534-1/2 compliant pass-thru VCI devices, firmware, and Application Program Interface (API) that have been tested and approved by Kia Motors America, Inc. (KMA) as of this software’s publication date (as noted below in the “Software Details”). KMA does not recommend the use of non-approved SAE J2534-1/2 compliant pass-thru VCI devices.
NOTE: The Kia J2534 Diagnostic Tool software does not provide access to Kia Immobilizer and Smart Key systems. These systems must be accessed by a Vehicle Security Professional (VSP). For additional information, please visit the NASTF website: www.nastf.org.
Compatible SAE J2534-1/2 Compliant Pass-thru VCI Devices:
|Manufacturer||Version Information||VCI Name|
|Drewtech||0.1.0.8||04.04||CarDAQ Plus 3|
NOTE: KMA does not provide technical support for the above SAE J2534-1/2 compliant pass-thru VCI devices.
|Processor (CPU) Speed||2.4 GHz or greater|
|Memory (RAM)||4 GB or greater|
|Hard Drive Space||20 GB free|
|Network||10/100 Mbps Ethernet or Wi-Fi equivalent with internet access|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7, or 10 Pro (32-bit or 64-bit)|
|Internet Browser||Internet Explorer 11 or greater|
Latest Software Details:
Date Published: 12/30/2020
Kia J2534 Reprogramming System
What is J2534?
The main purpose of this regulation is to program ECUs for all vehicles using a single set in the field.
|Drew Technologies Inc.||4.04||1.9.28||1.9.28||CarDAQ Plus|
|Snap-on Diagnostics||4.04||02.07u||02.07u||Sun PassThru Pro|
|I+ME Actia GmbH||4.04||02.07u||02.07u||PassThru+ XS|
|Snap-on Diagnostics||4.04||1.9.24||1.9.24||PASS THRU PRO II|
|AE Tools||4.04||1.9.28||1.9.28||AEZ Flasher|
|Drew Technologies Inc.||4.04||1.0.106||1.0.106||CARDAQ-M|
|EASE Diagnostics||4.04||1.9.28||1.9.28||Universal Reprogrammer II|
* API, DLL and Firmware version may be controlled by the device manufacturer. Contact the manufacturer if you are unable to find the version listed above All devices were tested/verified on all Hyundai engine management systems.
Software/Hardware Specification :
Operating System : Windows XP_(SP3),Vista, Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (except EDGE browser)
Web Browser : Internet Explorer 9 or later (except EDGE browser)
Internet Connection : High speed( DSL, Cable Modem, T1, etc ) Internet Connection.
Available HDD Space : 100Mbyte or above
Memory : 128 Mbyte or above
Latest Software Details:
Date Published: 05/21/2020
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