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19Oct
kia_ms2014-2016 Kia Soul, Soul EV: Recall Alert

2014-2016 Kia Soul, Soul EV: Recall Alert

Cars.com – October 19, 2017

2014-2016 Kia Soul, Soul EV: Recall Alert

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 342,000 model-year 2014-16 Kia Soul and Soul EV hatchbacks
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The Problem: The pinion plug may allow the pinion gear to separate from the steering gear assembly, which could result in lost steering, increasing the risk of a crash. Kia noted that vehicles previously remedied under older an older recall are being recalled again.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect and secure the pinion plug or replace the steering gear assembly, as necessary, for free.
What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Nov. 16. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov to check their vehicle identification number and learn more…

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12May
hyundai_msSouth Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

South Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

Reuters – May 12, 2017


South Korea orders major Hyundai, Kia recall after whistleblower report

South Korea ordered Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and affiliate Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) to recall 240,000 vehicles over safety defects flagged by a whistleblower – a sharp slap on the wrist that will exacerbate reputational woes for the automakers.

The move marks the first compulsory recall ordered by the transport ministry for Hyundai and Kia, which had resisted an earlier request for a voluntary recall, and gives fresh credence to allegations made by Kim Gwang-ho, a Hyundai engineer with 26 years at the company.

The ministry has also asked prosecutors in Seoul to investigate whether the automakers allegedly covered up the five flaws, which affect 12 models, including the Elantra, Sonata, Santa Fe and Genesis…

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7Apr
hyundai_msHyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

Hyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

CNET Road Show – April 7, 2017


Hyundai, Kia recall over 1M vehicles for engine gremlins

Hyundai and Kia manufacture their own engines, and a recently discovered manufacturing error might send more than 1 million of those motors to an early grave.

Hyundai and Kia announced separate recalls for the same issue. Hyundai’s recall covers approximately 572,000 examples of the 2013-2014 Santa Fe and the 2013-2014 Sonata. Kia’s recall affects about 618,160 examples of the 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage…

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4Apr
kia_msKia Recalls Niro Vehicles for Motor Connector Problems

Kia Recalls Niro Vehicles for Motor Connector Problems

Recall Masters – April 4, 2017


Kia Recalls Niro Vehicles for Motor Connector Problems

Kia Motors America identified a motor connector issue that could hurt steering in 135 2017 Niro vehicles. Though only 1 percent of this group is thought to have the defect, Kia still asserted that the problem could put vehicle occupants at risk.

The Defect
According to the Part 573 Safety Recall Report, the problem may stem from issues with the affected vehicles’ power steering systems. The defect traces back to assembly faults that may have damaged the motor connectors. This won’t disable steering entirely but could affect power steering, making it more difficult to drive normally.

Owners can look for an electronic power steering warning light as a possible sign that the defect is there. The vehicle production dates ranged from Dec. 23, 2016 to Jan. 11, 2017…

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26Dec
kia_ms2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

The Car Connection – December 26, 2016.

2016-2017 Kia Sorento, 2016 Sportage recalled for brake light glitch

Last week, Hyundai recalled some 5,600 crossovers due a wiring glitch that could cause trouble when the vehicles were towing trailers. Now, Hyundai’s sister, Kia, is recalling more than 10,000 vehicles for the very same problem.

At Kia, the issue affects 2016 and 2017 models of the Kia Sorento and 2016 models of the Kia Sportage. As with the Hyundai vehicles, Kia’s problem is rooted in a faulty trailer hitch wiring harness that can cause a trailer’s brake lights to malfunction. Specifically, the harness can cause the brake lights to remain illuminated, which makes it harder for vehicles to tell when the Kia is braking. That, in turn, can increase the risk of a Kia being rear-ended…

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22Nov
kia_ms2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

The Car Connection – November 22, 2016

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard.

The problem is rooted in the Sportage’s hydraulic electronic control unit, which was manufactured in South Korea by Mando. The wiring harness cover that’s supposed to shield the control unit from moisture wasn’t properly sealed, and as a result, water may be able to reach the component…

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9Nov
kia_ms2016 Kia Sorento recalled to fix problem with driver’s seats

2016 Kia Sorento recalled to fix problem with driver’s seats

The Car Connection- November 9, 2016

2016 Kia Sorento recalled to fix problem with driver’s seats

Kia is recalling the 2016 Sorento crossover to fix a manufacturing flaw associated with its driver’s seat. The problem stems from dodgy weld joints on the seatback frame, which could increase the risk of injury to occupants in the event of a crash.

This is the second welding-related recall for the 2016 Sorento. The first involved the vehicle’s suspension, which was manufactured by Hwashin America Corporation. In this second case, however, the welds were applied by a robot at the Hyundai Dymos Georgia factory in West Point, Georgia. As they are, the joints might allow the seat frame to break during a rear-end collision, which would prevent the seat from restraining the driver as intended…

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