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Kia recalls

 

For Models: Kia Amanti, Kia Rondo, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Sportage

Electrical & Lights, June 17, 2009

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 17, 2009. The Kia recall number is SC077.

 

For Models: Kia Optima

Body, Interior & Misc., June 16, 2009

Summary: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KMC) IS RECALLING 36,538 MODEL YEAR 2001-2004 OPTIMA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE STATES DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE FRONT SUBFRAME. OVER TIME, SUCH SUBFRAME CORROSION NEAR THE CONNECTION TO THE LOWER CONTROL ARM CAN LEAD TO WHEEL MISALIGNMENT AND/OR OTHER NOTICEABLE STRESS IN STEERING, OR ACCELERATED ABNORMAL TIRE WEAR.

For Models: Kia Rondo

Body, Interior & Misc., September 22, 2008

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The fuel pump may not supply enough fuel to the engine, causing hard starting, engine hesitation, or other potential impairment. Unusually severe hesitation or other impairment could expose the driver to the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the fuel pump sub-assembly with an updated part. The recall began September 22, 2008. The Kia recall number is SC074.

For Models: Kia Sportage

Engine, June 11, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEAT GENERATED BY THE ENGINE CAUSES REPEATED BENDING DEFORMATION OF THE POLYPROPYLENE COOLING FAN INCLUDING ITS RETAINING RING, WHICH STRESSES THE POLYPROPYLENE THEREBY INITIATING CRACKING OF THE BLADES. THE CENTRIFUGAL FORCES GENERATED BY THE ROTATION OF THE BLADES CAN CAUSE THE CRACKS TO PROPAGATE UNTIL COMPLETE SEPARATION OCCURS.

For Models: Kia Sedona

Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the brake light switch wiring my be out of position and contact the steering column u-joint. Over time as the steering wheel is turned back and fourth, the wire harness can become damaged. The damaged wire harness could cause an electrical short resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, and or a no start condition, any of which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected wiring, repair as necessary, and secure the harness out of harms way.The Kia recall number is SC065.

For Models: Kia Rio

Body, Interior & Misc., September 15, 2006

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The Automatic Locking Retractor (ALR) function of the rear outboard seat belt assemblies may disengage. If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the seat occupant in a crash. Dealers will replace both rear outboard seat belt assemblies free of charge. This recall began September 15, 2006. The Kia recall number is SC064.

For Models: Kia Sedona

Brakes, September 15, 2006

RepairPal Expert Overview:

On certain vehicles the rear brake caliper hose may have been improperly fitted, causing it to rub on suspension components. The continual rubbing may eventually cause it to burst. Resulting in brake failure.  The Kia Recall # is SC061

For Models: Kia Rio

Body, Interior & Misc., January 30, 2006

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Due to interference with a metal wire inside the rear seat frame, the lower child restraint anchors should not be used. Owners are advised to follow the instructions provided with the child seat on how to properly install the child seat using the vehicle's rear seat belts rather than the LATCH system. If the child seat is not properly secured, personal injury or death could occur in a crash. Dealers will replace the lower anchors free of charge. This recall began January, 2006. The Kia recall number is SC057.

For Models: Kia Sedona

Body, Interior & Misc., November 28, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH POWER SEATS, THE WIRING UNDER THE FRONT SEATS COULD BE MISROUTED, ALLOWING CONTACT WITH METAL SEAT COMPONENTS.

For Models: Kia Sorento

Engine, October 10, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The fuel line near the fuel tank may leak due to an interference fit with the vehicle floor pan. Dealers will replace a section of the fuel line to correct the issue. The recall began on October 5, 2005. The Kia recall number is SC-052.

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