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Kia Recalls

Search our database of 76 Kia recalls. Find out if your Kia has a safety-related defect or problem and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 25, 2011

In areas where road salt is used, the fuel tank straps could rust and break. This could cause the fuel tank to fall and contact the ground. If this were to happen, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire.

This should be considered a high priority recall. The fuel tank could fall to the ground without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 25, 2011

A whirring or whining noise may develop from the transmission. This could lead to failure of the right intermediate drive shaft, which can cause a loss of engine power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any abnormal noise is noted from the transmission area. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 3, 2011

The shifter may move into the "Park" position when the transmission is not actually in "Park." If the vehicle is left in this condition without the parking brake engaged, the vehicle could roll away or crash, potentially injuring someone.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The shift cable could disengage from the shifter without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 24, 2010

The brake calipers that slow the rear wheels of the vehicle may not be manufactured properly and as a result may leak.  This could cause loss or weakening of brake function.

Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Kia recall number is SC087.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 13, 2010

An electrical short circuit in the front and/or rear door could result in an electrical fire.

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 13, 2010. You may see no symptoms related to this recall but if you are experiencing problems with the lighting in a front or rear door, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call. The Kia recall number is SC083.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 17, 2009

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting numerous vehicle systems, many of which can increase the risk of a crash if they fail.

Consider this a high priority recall; the stop lamp switch could fail without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on June 16, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview on September 22, 2008

A problem with the fuel pump may cause hard starting or engine hesitation. Unusually severe hesitation or other impairment could expose the driver to the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the engine may hesitate without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on June 11, 2007
RepairPal Expert Overview on September 29, 2006

On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the wiring to the brake light switch may become damaged, resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, or a no start condition.

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 29, 2006. If you are experiencing stalling, a no start condition, loss of brake light operation, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.