SC223 – Brake Master Cylinder – 2020-2021 Kia Rio

December 1, 2021 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 21V936000

Reduced Braking Performance

Reduced braking performance can cause longer brake pedal travel or extend the distance required to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 21V936

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

Potential Number of Units Affected 87

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020-2021 Rio vehicles. The brake master cylinder may have been manufactured with sharp edges that can damage the inner oil seal, resulting in reduced braking performance.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the brake master cylinder, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 11, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall SC223.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

Check if your Kia has a Recall

 


2020-2021MY Rio
Brake Master Cylinder
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)

 

October 26, 2021

Supplier of brake master cylinder notifies Kia Mexico (KMX) of brake related customer complaints in one of Hyundai’s vehicle models sold in Brazilian market. Supplier identifies same brake master cylinder may have been supplied to KMX.

 

October 29, 2021

KMX reviews its records and advises Kia HQ that the Rio vehicles produced at KMX are equipped with the same brake master cylinder as the Hyundai model in Brazilian market.

 

November 3, 2021

KMX notifies the Kia North America (Kia NA) Safety Office of the possible spongy brake issue and identifies that its investigation is ongoing. KMX requests warranty return part for further evaluation.

 

November 4-11, 2021

Kia NA Safety Office meets with Kia HQ to review preliminary engineering information and requests further information from Kia HQ regarding vehicle performance effects of brake master cylinder issue. During this time, Kia Na Safety Office conducts an evaluation of field data and identifies one (1) brake master cylinder replacement warranty claim.

 

November 19, 2021

Kia HQ provides Kia NA Safety Office with further information regarding the potential effects on vehicle brake performance as a result of component analysis and testing conducted by Hyundai.

 

November 23, 2021

Kia NA decides to conduct a recall. No fatalities, injuries, crashes or fires. No customer complaints and one (1) warranty claim.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KIA RIO 2020-2021

 


3 Associated Documents

Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-21V936-7711.PDF 213.733KB

RCLRPT-21V936-7711

 


Chronology

RMISC-21V936-0410.pdf 76.82KB

RMISC-21V936-0410

 


Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-21V936-1637.pdf 645.819KB

RCAK-21V936-1637

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=21V936&docType=RCL

 


 

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