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Recall 05V120000

A Faulty Automatic Stability Program May Cause Vehicle to Apply Brakes at Inappropriate Time

Recall Details

On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) , the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may re-calibrate incorrectly. While driving the ESP program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately applied. This may lead to loss of control and a crash. The dealer will Reprogram the ESP unit free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-044

 

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

Kia will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning April 13, 2005. If you have not been contacted, notice out of the ordinary braking, and think your vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealer. It is helpful to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, April 13, 2005

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 13, 2005
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,619
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
05V120000
Component
SUSPENSION:AUTOMATIC STABILITY CONTROL (ASC)
Summary
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ELECTRONIC STABILITY PROGRAM (ESP), THE YAW RATE SENSOR MAY BECOME TOO SENSITIVE AND MAY RECALIBRATE INACCURATELY. WHILE DRIVING THE ESP PROGRAM MAY CAUSE THE ENGINE TO REDUCE POWER AND MAY CAUSE A BRAKE AT ONE OF THE WHEELS TO BE INAPPROPRIATELY.
Consequence
BRAKE APPLICATION CAUSED BY INADVERTENT ESP ACTIVATION MAY RESULT IN LOSS OF CONTROL AND A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ESP HYDRAULIC ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 13, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
Notify
KIA RECALL NO. SC-044.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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