Kia Recalls

NHTSA safety recall results (100)

Recall information provided by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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03V017
Certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 209, "Seat Belt Assemblies." The second and third seat belt buckle anchor bolts do not comply with the standards. In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be properly restrained.
Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle anchor bolts. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during March 2003. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
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99V318
The electrical circuit for the fuel pump is grounded at a connector. If the pin tension in the connector is poor, or the bolt securing the connector to the vehicle floor is not tightened sufficiently, a poor connection is made. As the fuel pump operates, the poor connection can create heat which in turn increases resistance. Eventually the fuel pump will not receive enough current to operate, causing the engine to stall.
Dealers will replace the existing connectors and reposition those connectors to an area where the placement is designed to prevent contact with moisture. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999/January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-949-470-7000.
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99V325
The wires connected to the C123 and C124 connectors can be put under tension by movement of the engine, thus pulling the wires and connectors. This causes the connections to loosen, resulting in a loss of circuit continuity that can cause engine stalling.
Dealers will install spring clips to lock the connectors together. In addition, the dealers will be instructed to solder a splice in the wire harness. Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999/January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-949-470-7000.
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04V180
Some passenger vehicles might contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. If a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel may spill. Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.
Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during May 2004. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
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03V158
On certain passenger vehicles, there was a programming error in the anti-lock braking system (ABS) electronic control module logic. The programming error could reduce braking force at speeds below 25 mph, which could result in increased stopping distances. Such increased stopping distances could result in a crash.
Dealers will reprogram the control module. The manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification schedule for this campaign. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-222-5500.
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01V156
On certain passenger vehicles, the side air bag wire harness for the driver position for the driver position could be misrouted. This could result in its being pinched or cut by the seat cushion tilt mechanism. Damage to the wire harness could result in the side air bag not deploying in an accident.
Dealers will check for proper routing of the side air bag wire harness and secure it in place with a plastic tie-wrap. If the wire harness is damaged, it will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began May 11, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
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04V179
On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel intake nipple on the fuel distributor is subject to fracture or cracking during removal of the quick connect coupling securing the main fuel tube assembly to the fuel intake nipple, or when force is accidentally applied to the intake nipple during the vehicle assembly process or during engine compartment repairs. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Dealers will replace the fuel distributor and main fuel tube assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during June 2004. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
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Parking brake: Electrical: Control module: Software


2022-05-10
22V322000
Kia Motor America (Kia) is recalling certain 2022 EV6 vehicles. A software error in the Shifter Control Unit (SCU) may disengage the parking mechanism, which can allow the vehicle to rollaway.
Vehicle rollaway can increase the risk of a crash or injury.
Drivers are recommended to park their vehicles on level ground and avoid parking on a slope/inclined surface whenever possible until the remedy has been performed. Dealers will update the Shifter Control Unit software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 25, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC236.
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Steering: Column


2022-05-04
22V304000
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Rio and Forte vehicles. A bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly, which can cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.
Loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 27, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall SC235.
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Engine and engine cooling: Engine: Gasoline: Turbo/supercharger


2022-03-28
22V202000
Kia Motor America (Kia) is recalling certain 2022 Sorento vehicles. The oil supply pipe to the turbocharger may crack, which could result in an oil leak in the engine compartment.
An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire.
Dealers will replace the turbocharger oil supply pipe, free of charge. Owner notification letters were mailed April 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC233.
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