Kia Vehicle Recalls – Has Your Kia Been Recalled?
Kia Soul (2014)
Front air bags may not deploy. Front air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash. For more information about this recall, which potentially affects 128,280 Kia vehicles, please click NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V096000.
Kia Optima (2013-2014)
Low pressure fuel hose may leak. A fuel leak can increase the risk of a fire. Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles that were previously repaired under NHTSA recall number 20V-100. The low pressure fuel hose may be damaged, or missing heat-protective tape, which can result in a fuel leak. For more information about this recall, which potentially affects 72,848 Kia Optima vehicles, please click NHTSA Campaign Number 22V093000.
Kia K900 (2016-2018) / Kia Sportage (2014-2016)
Engine compartment fire. An engine compartment fire while parked or driving can increase the risk of injury. Kia Motors America (“Kia”) is recalling certain 2016-2018 K900 and 2014-2016 Sportage vehicles. The Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (“HECU”) module could malfunction and cause an electrical short, which could result in an engine compartment fire. For more information about this recall, which potentially affects 126,747 Kia automobiles, please click NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V051000.
Kia Forte (2017-2018) / Kia Forte Koup (2017) / Kia Sedona (2017-2019) / Kia Soul (2017-2019) / Kia Soul EV (2017-2019)
Air bags may not deploy. Kia Motors America is recalling certain 2017-2019 Sedona, Soul, Soul EV, 2017-2018 Forte, and 2017 Forte Koup vehicles. The Air Bag Control Unit (“ACU”) cover may contact a memory chip on the printed circuit board and damage the electrical circuit. Circuit damage may result in deactivated air bags that will not deploy in a crash. For additional information about this safety recall, which potentially affects 410,619 vehicles, please click NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V031000.
How Do You Know If Your Vehicle Has Been Recalled?
Your vehicle MAY be involved in a safety recall which MAY create a safety risk for you or your passengers. If not repaired, a potential safety defect could lead to injury or even death. Safety defects must be repaired by a dealer at no cost to you. To find out if your vehicle is included in the recall, please use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool.
What Is A Vehicle Recall?
When a manufacturer or the NHTSA determines that a vehicle creates an unreasonable risk to safety or fails to meet minimum safety standards, the manufacturer is required to fix that vehicle at no cost to the owner. The fix, or repair, can be accomplished by repairing, replacing, offering a refund (for equipment) or, in rare cases, repurchasing the car/vehicle.
What Should I Do If My Vehicle Is Included In This Recall?
If your vehicle is included in a specific recall, it is very important that you get it fixed as soon as possible given the potential danger to you and your passengers if it is not addressed. You should receive a separate letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, notifying you of the recall and explaining when the remedy will be available, whom to contact to repair your vehicle, and to remind you that the repair will be done at no charge to you. If you believe your vehicle is included in the recall, but you do not receive a letter in the mail from the vehicle manufacturer, please call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or contact your vehicle manufacturer or dealership.
For additional information about vehicle recalls, please click Vehicle Recall FAQs.
Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration