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Recall 16V210000

Headlights Flicker And Stop Working

Recall Details

The headlights may flicker or stop working due to excessive resistance building up when using the "AUTO' mode of the multi-function switch. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The headlights may begin to flicker and possibly turn off while using the "AUTO" function of the headlight and multi-function switch. This would cause reduced visibility while driving and increase risk of an accident.

What Should You Do?

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in May, 2016. If you do 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 SC130.

Affected Cars

Electrical & Lights, April 12, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
April 12, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
3,099
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V210000
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 K900 vehicles manufactured December 18, 2013 to January 11, 2016 and equipped with LED headlights. In the affected vehicles, when using the multi-function light switch in "AUTO" mode, electrical resistance may build in the switch and result in the headlights flickering or turning off when driving.
Consequence
Loss of headlight illumination may reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the multi-function switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC130.
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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