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Recall 19V101000

Oil Pan Leaks Causing Risk Of Fire And Engine Stall

Recall Details

The engine oil pan may develop a leak, and as a result may cause a fire and an engine stall. Kia is developing a repair procedure at the time of this writing and when it is available, dealers will repair vehicles free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine oil pan may leak, and after a period of time if it is not addressed, the engine may lose enough oil to stall. The leak would create a fire hazard and increases risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in April, 2019. 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 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 SC174.

Affected Cars

Engine, February 15, 2019

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
February 15, 2019
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
32,296
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
19V101000
Component
ENGINE
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2012 Kia Sportage vehicles. The engine oil pan may leak and, if not addressed, the loss of oil may result in engine damage.
Consequence
A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. Kia will notify owners beginning April 10,2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC174.
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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