SC165 - Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled - 2010-2013 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V363
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 507,587

 

Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled

If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

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SC164 - Power Sliding Door may not Auto-Reverse - 2015-2018 Kia Sedona

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V338
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components STRUCTURE, ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 106,428

 

Power Sliding Door may not Auto-Reverse

If the door closes on an occupant, there is an increased risk of an injury.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Kia Sedona vehicles equipped with a power sliding door (PSD). The PSD may not auto-reverse when its closing is obstructed.

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SC163 - Clutch Actuator Oil Leak may cause Fire - 2017 Kia Niro

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V257
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 27,029

 

Clutch Actuator Oil Leak may cause Fire

An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Kia Niro vehicles. The Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) inner oil seal may leak, allowing oil to accumulate in the cap area, possibly resulting in an electrical short.

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BRAKE PEDAL STOPPER PAD REPLACEMENT (SC158) - 2012-2014 Kia Forte & Forte Koup

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V773
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 134,366

 

Brake Pedal Stopper may Deteriorate

If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping. Additionally, if the brake switch plunger is not retracted, then the transmission can be shifted out of PARK without depressing the brake pedal. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Forte and Forte Koup vehicles. The brake pedal stopper pad can deteriorate allowing the brake light switch plunger to remain extended when the brake pedal is released. This will allow the brake lights to remain illuminated continuously. It can also allow the shift lever to be moved without depressing the brake pedal, or activate the engine management brake pedal override feature.

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SC162 - Plug-In Hybrid Battery Management System - 2017-2018 Kia Optima Hybrid

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V161
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number of Units Affected 1,710

 

Voltage Protection Device may Activate

If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

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