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Kia recalls over 200,000 vehicles because ABS Module May Short Circuit

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

2010 Kia Sedona is one of the models being recalled.

 

 

 

Recall Information

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V088000
Components: Service Brakes, Hydraulic, Electrical System
Potential Number of Units Affected: 228,829

Make Model Year
Kia Sedona 2006-2010
Kia Sorento 2007-2009

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2006-2010 Sedona and 2007-2009 Sorento vehicles. Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install a relay in the main junction box to prevent power from being directed to the HECU when the vehicle’s ignition switch is turned off, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 10, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1.800.333.4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC186.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1.888.327.4236 (TTY 1.800.424.9153), or go to www.safercar.gov


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