Irvine, CA – October 1, 2023 – Kia (OTCMKTS:KIMTF) has recalled 18,224 2018–2021 Kia Stinger sedans because they may lose power. This ups the risk of an accident and a subsequent injury.
The recall comes on the heels of multiple customer complaints.
The high-pressure fuel pump pressurizes the gasoline coming from the tank and sends it toward the engine. The pressure it generates is controlled by a valve, which in affected vehicles may get stuck open, causing a fuel pressure drop. If this happens, the engine may not get enough fuel and the car may stall.
For risks of this recall, please visit this article about a Mercedes-Benz recall due to a similar defect.
A fuel pressure drop might trigger a check engine light on the dashboard.
Background of the recall
The recall comes after the manufacturer received “two customer complaints… six technical assistance cases…and 77 warranty claims.” No crashes or injuries have been reported.
Other Kia recalls
In November of last year, Kia and its sister company Hyundai recalled close to 70,000 cars that may also stall due to fuel pump failure, as reported.
Both companies are also subject to an ongoing government investigation due to continuous fire-related recalls. The last recall in the series occurred just last month.
Dealers will replace the fuel pump with an upgraded one and will perform a software update free of charge.
Owners should be notified on November 10, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
Over 18,000 cars are affected by this Kia fuel pump recall. To do a Kia recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.