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Kia Sportage Recall 97V234000

Body, Interior & Misc., December 15, 1997

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
December 15, 1997
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
23,493
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
97V234000
Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:HATCHBACK/LIFTGATE:LOCK

Summary
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. A MICROSWITCH ON THE REAR HATCH LOCK CYLINDER CAN MALFUNCTION CAUSING THE POWER DOOR LOCKS TO UNLOCK INADVERTENTLY.
Consequence
SHOULD THIS OCCUR, SECURITY FROM UNWANTED INTRUSION INTO THE VEHICLE IS LOST.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL MODIFY THE REAR HATCH DOOR UNLOCK CIRCUIT.
Notes
OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN DECEMBER 15, 1997. 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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