Irvine, CA – September 1, 2021 – Kia (NASDAQ:KIMTF) has announced a recall for 5,143 vehicles due to a blank instrument cluster on startup, which augments the risk of a crash or an injury.
This recall is for 2022 Kia Telluride SUVs.
The component in question is the “Instrument Cluster Assembly,” with the part numbers 94001-S9500 and 94001-S9510.
The Kia Telluride LCD monitor displays various important instrumentation to the driver, including the digital speedometer, gear selection indicator, and odometer. Under certain conditions, the current software cannot load the large file required on startup for the welcome message, so the screen remains blank.
A blank LCD display may be missing important instrumentation, such as the digital speedometer, gear selection indicator, and odometer. A lack of access to this information may heighten the risk of a crash.
Other Kia recalls
There are no other 2022 Kia Telluride recalls at the moment. In July 2020, Kia issued another Telluride recall for 86,921 2020 Kia vehicles due to faulty brake lights.
Thousands of various Kia and Hyundai models – including Kia Optima, Soreno and Soul– have also been subject to a series of recalls due to the risk of fire. The recalls have had different causes ranging from brake fuel leaks to internal damage.
The repair is a free update of the software that controls the Kia Telluride screen. Owners will be notified via letter starting August 3, 2021.
Is your vehicle part of this recall?
Approximately 5,143 vehicles are part of this Kia Telluride recall. To see if your car is one of them, use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.