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Kia Motors America recalls over 290,000 vehicles due to possible Engine Fire occurring while Driving

 

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration - NHTSAWashington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles.

An engine compartment fire can occur while driving. An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.

2015 Kia Forte is one of the models being recall.

2015 Kia Forte is one of the models being recall.

Recall Information

NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V750000

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America

Components: Engine

Potential Number of Units Affected: 294,756

MAKE MODEL YEAR
 
KIA Forte 2012-2015
KIA Forte Koup 2012-2015
KIA Optima Hybrid 2011-2012
KIA Sorento 2012-2013
KIA Soul 2014-2015
KIA Sportage 2012

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2012-2013 Sorento, 2012-2015 Forte and Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid, 2014-2015 Soul, and 2012 Sportage vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine compartment for fuel and/or engine oil leaks, perform an engine test and make any repairs, including engine replacement, as necessary, free of charge.

In addition, Kia is currently developing a Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) software update, which when available, will be performed by dealers free of charge.

The recall is expected to begin January 27th, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1.800.333.4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC200.

 


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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