SC265 Trailer Tow Hitch Harness Module – 2022-2023 Kia Carnival

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March 17, 2023 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 23V179000

Tow Hitch Harness Fire While Parked or Driving

A fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 23V179

Manufacturer Kia America, Inc.

Components TRAILER HITCHES

Potential Number of Units Affected 3,555

 

Summary

Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2022-2023 Carnival vehicles equipped with a tow hitch harness installed as original equipment, or purchased as an accessory through a Kia dealership. Water accumulation on the tow hitch harness module printed circuit board (PCB) may cause an electrical short, which can result in a fire.

 

Remedy

Owners are advised to park their vehicles outside and away from structures until the remedy is completed. Dealers will inspect and verify whether the vehicle is equipped with a Genuine Kia accessory trailer tow hitch assembly. If equipped, dealers will install a new fuse and wire extension kit. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2023. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC265.

 

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

 


2022-2023MY Carnival
Trailer Tow Hitch Harness Module
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)

March 10, 2023
Kia Corporation (Kia HQ) notifies Kia North America (Kia NA) Safety Office of Hyundai Motor America’s (HMA) decision to recall the accessory trailer tow hitch assembly in certain 2019-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2022-2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz vehicles to address a potential fire risk due to an electrical short circuit. Kia HQ also advises Kia NA Safety Office that the 2022-2023MY Carnival uses a substantially similar accessory trailer tow hitch assembly as the vehicles subject to Hyundai’s recalled vehicles.

March 10-14, 2023
Kia NA Safety Office conducts a field data review for any thermal events involving the trailer tow hitch harness in the 2022-2023MY Carnival and identifies none.

March 15, 2023
Despite no fires or thermal events, Kia NA decides to recall, the 2022-2023MY Carnival vehicles equipped with a Genuine Kia accessory trailer tow hitch harness as a precautionary measure. No injuries, fatalities or crashes.

 


2 Affected Products

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KIA CARNIVAL 2022-2023

 


3 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-23V179-4564.pdf 645.957KB

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Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-23V179-1887.PDF 214.111KB

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Chronology

RMISC-23V179-6143.pdf 74.029KB

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Latest Recalls Documents

For the Latest and Most Recent Recalls Information Visit the link below…

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=23V179&docType=RCL

 


 

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