2018 Kia Stinger: Recall Alert

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 16,000 model-year 2018 Kia Stinger hatchbacks

The Problem: The front wiring harness located in the engine and passenger compartment may get damaged from contacting a burr on the left fender body panel, causing the wiring harness to short circuit and increasing the risk of a fire.

The Fix: Dealers will will inspect the wiring harness for damage. If none is found, a cover will be installed; if damage is found, the wiring harness will be repaired and a cover will be installed. Both repairs will be done for free.

What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Dec. 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Kia Stinger

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