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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.
The front and/or rear doors have special wiring to control certain lighting functions. Electrical connections in these wire harnesses are soldered to help ensure a solid connection. These vehicles are being recalled because the solder joints in these lighting harnesses may not have been manufactured to the proper specification and when the lights are illuminated under certain conditions, an electrical short circuit may occur that can result in an electrical fire. Dealers will replace the necessary parts to address this concern.