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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HIGH VOLTAGE MAIN & SUB BATTERY MANAGEMENT (BMS) & WIRING HARNESS REPLACEMENT (SC162) - 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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SC159 - Side Curtain Airbag Replacement - 2018 Kia Sorento

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V784
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,014

 

Inflator Component may Detach During Deployment

If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.

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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 gear assembly.

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