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Kia Sportage recall 97V234000

Recall 97V234000
Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1997
Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s): 1996, 1997

Mfr's Report Date:
December 15, 1997

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 97V234000

NHTSA Action Number: N/A

Component: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Potential Number of Units Affected: 23493

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MICROSWITCH ON THE REAR HATCH LOCK CYLINDER CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE POWER DOOR LOCKS TO UNLOCK INADVERTENTLY.

Consequence: SHOULD THIS OCCUR, SECURITY FROM UNWANTED INTRUSION INTO THE VEHICLE IS LOST.

Remedy: DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE REAR HATCH DOOR UNLOCK CIRCUIT.

Notes: OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 15, 1997. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4KIA (1-800-333-4542).ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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