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Kia Sportage Recall 96V131000

Drive Train, July 3, 1996

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
July 3, 1996
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
693
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
96V131000
Component
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Summary
THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY COULD BIND OR STICK DURING OPERATION.
Consequence
THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE THE ACCELERATOR TO HOLD THE THROTTLE PARTIALLY OPEN, RESULTING IN LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL ASSEMBLY.
Notes
SYSTEM: FUEL; THROTTLE LINAGKES AND CONTROL; PEDAL. VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLES; EX MODEL. OWNER NOTIFICATION: OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JULY 1996. A PRELIMINARY NOTIFICATION MAILGRAM WAS SENT TO OWNERS ON JULY 3, 1996. NOTE: 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.
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