Recall Alert: 2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2017 Sportage

17_Kia_Sorento_Recall.jpg 2017 Kia Sorento | Manufacturer image


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 10,000 model-year 2016-17 Kia Sorento SUVs manufactured between Oct. 27, 2014, and Aug. 25, 2016, and model-year 2017 Sportage SUVs manufactured between Dec. 10, 2015, and Aug. 26, 2016

The Problem: An accessory trailer hitch wiring harness, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated while driving, confusing other drivers and increasing the risk of a crash.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness for free.

What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Jan. 18. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or go to for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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