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Recall 18V907000

Fuel Leaks At Fuel Pump Connection Causing Fire Hazard

Recall Details

The high pressure fuel pipe may leak at the connection to the fuel pump due to it being improperly installed or damaged during engine replacement. Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe as needed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The fuel pipe that connects to the high pressure fuel pump may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly fastened during the replacement of the engine covered by a previous campaign. This could result in a fuel leak, which creates a fire hazard.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia notified known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2019. 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 incomplete 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 SC172.

Engine, December 19, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
December 19, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
71,653
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
18V907000
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
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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