Kia recalls Telluride SUVs over rollaway risk after driver complaints

Irvine, CA – April 22, 2024 – Kia (OTCMKTS: KIMTF) is recalling 427,407 2020-2022 Kia Telluride SUVs which may roll away when in Park. The defect augments the risk of a crash and injury.

Recall summary

Driveshaft is one of the most critical components in a car which transfers power to the wheels, allowing the vehicle to move forward.

The driveshaft of the affected vehicles may not fully engage due to a manufacturing error. Over time, “partial engagement can cause damage” to the part, allowing the vehicle to roll away even though the gear is placed into Park.

Recall risks

The risks of this recall are laid out in an article about a Kia recall due to the same risk.

Warning signs

Apart from a “grinding noise,” the driver may notice the SUV lacks power during acceleration. 

Safety tips

The manufacturer advises drivers to engage the emergency parking brake when they leave the car to prevent the rollaway.

Background of the recall

The recall follows “ten warranty claims, three techline cases and four customer complaints.” No injuries or crashes have been reported.

Other Kia recalls

Some of these 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs are possibly affected by a recent recall caused by inoperable highlights, following a U.S. government investigation. 

On a separate note, a potential fire caused by an oil leak was the reason why certain Kia Stinger and K900 were recalled a month ago.  

The repair

Dealers will update the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) software so it activates when the transmission is shifted into Drive or when the driver opens the door. The repair will be free of charge.  

Letters with detailed instructions will be sent to drivers between May 15, 2024 and May 17, 2024.    

Is your vehicle a part of this recall?

This Kia Telluride rollaway recall affects more than 400,000 SUVs. To do a Kia recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.

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