Kia Sportage Recalls
When using a trailer hooked up to the vehicle accessory trailer hitch wiring harness, the brake lights for the trailer may stay illuminated. This could mislead other drivers and would increase risk of a crash.
The hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. This can result in corrosion build up and a fire hazard from a short circuit.
The brake lights may stop operating because of a faulty switch that activates them. This can cause other drivers to not know if the vehicle is stopping or slowing.
The label on the vehicle that indicates load ratings and tire pressure requirements may list the improper tire pressure, resulting in the tires being under-inflated. This could lead to premature tire wear and an accident.
Kia is recalling these vehicles because the stop light switch can fail resulting in loss of brake light operation and may experience other electrical concerns.
The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting numerous vehicle systems, many of which can increase the risk of a crash if they fail.
On certain vehicles the parking brake may become damaged due to one of its faulty components. This may allow your vehicle to roll away and cause a crash.
A faulty O-Ring may make it hard to fill your fuel tank, cause the engine to stall, or cause fuel leakage creating a fire hazard.
On certain vehicles a faulty Automatic Stability Program may cause the vehicle to apply brakes at an inappropriate time, causing loos of control and injury.