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 driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.

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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 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016.

The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated.

As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

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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 the HECU circuit board.

If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.

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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 as designed in the event of a rear-end collision.

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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 a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine.

The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail.

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