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Recall 14V023000

Vehicle Certification Label Lists Incorrect Tire Pressure

Recall Details

The improper tire pressure information may be listed on the certification label on the body of the vehicle. This could lead to under-inflating the tires, and result in increased tire wear or an accident. Dealers will correct the label information and owners will additionally receive a sticker to put into their owners manual free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia began notifying known owners of affected vehicles in February, 2014. If you did not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC103.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, January 27, 2014

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 27, 2014
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
11,961
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
14V023000
Component
EQUIPMENT
Summary
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured September 30, 2013, through January 11, 2014. The certification label has incorrect tire pressure information printed on it, listing a specification that is 1 or 2 psi below the correct information. Thus, these vehicles do not conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
Consequence
Maintaining tire pressure below the recommmend specification could result in premature tire wear, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will correct the label information, and owners will also receive a sticker to put into the owners manual, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in February 2014. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC103.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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