SC187 - Low Pressure Fuel Tube - 2013-2014 Kia Optima

February 21, 2020 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 20V100000

Low Pressure Fuel Hose May Crack and Leak

If the fuel hose cracks, a fuel leak can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V100

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected 141,774

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines. The low pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.

(more…)

SC176 - Engine Control Unit (ECU) Logic - 2012-2016 Kia Soul

February 22, 2019 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 19V120000

Overheated Catalytic Converter May Damage Engine

Piston damage may result in an engine stall, increasing the risk of crash. A broken connecting rod may puncture the engine block allowing engine oil to escape. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 19V120

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components ENGINE, ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 378,967

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Kia Soul vehicles equipped with 1.6L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)

engines. High exhaust gas temperatures may damage the catalytic converter, possibly resulting in abnormal engine combustion and damage to one or more of the engine's pistons and possible piston connecting rod failure.

(more…)

SC172 - High Pressure Fuel Pump Outlet Inspection - 2011-2017 Kia Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento & 2011-2018 Sportage

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V907
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE, ENGINE
Potential Number of Units Affected 71,653

 

High Pressure Fuel Pipe May Leak

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

(more…)

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.

(more…)

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.

(more…)