Category: Recalls

Steering Gear May Separate - 2014-2016 Kia Soul & Soul EV

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V608 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components STEERING Potential Number of Units Affected 342,381   Steering Gear May Separate If the pinion gear separates, steering will be lost, increasing the risk of a crash.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Soul and Soul EV vehicles. The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering …

Improperly Heat Treated Crankshaft May Cause Stall - 2017 Kia Sorento

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V586 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Potential Number of Units Affected 62   Improperly Heat Treated Crankshaft May Cause Stall If the crankshaft fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A failed crankshaft also increases the risk of a fire.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Sorento vehicles equipped …

SC147 - Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure - 2011-2014 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V224 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING Potential Number of Units Affected 618,160   Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.   Summary Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing …

SC146 - Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink - 2017 Kia Cadenza

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V190 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Potential Number of Units Affected 47   Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles. The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, …

SC145 - Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist - 2017 Kia Niro

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V159 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components STEERING Potential Number of Units Affected 135   Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged …

SC143 - Driver Air Bag may not Fully Inflate - 2016 Kia Optima

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V007 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components AIR BAGS Potential Number of Units Affected 1   Driver Air Bag may not Fully Inflate In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled one 2016 Optima vehicle. In this vehicle, the end seal for the …

SC142 - Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated - 2016-2017 Kia Sorento & 2017 Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V862 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components Potential Number of Units Affected 10,212   Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated/FMVSS 108 If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.   Summary Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August …

SC138 - Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit may Short - 2008-2009 Kia Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V815 Component(s): ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Potential Number of Units Affected: 71,704 Manufacturer: Kia Motors America   SUMMARY: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9, 2007, to May 13, 2009. The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto …

SC140 - Inadequately Welded Driver Seatback Frame - 2016 Kia Sorento

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V770 Component(s): SEATS Potential Number of Units Affected: 1,408 Manufacturer: Kia Motors America   SUMMARY: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured March 3, 2016 to March 21, 2016. The driver's seatback frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and, as a result, the seatback may not function …

SC139 - Right Front Axle Driveshaft may Fail - 2016 Kia Optima

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V705 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected 12,214   Right Front Axle Driveshaft may Fail If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of …