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07/07/15 Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 sportage vehicles manufactured march 7, 2011, to june 8, 2011. in the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.

Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. the recall began on july 7, 2015. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc121.

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.
04/19/13 Kia motors corporation (kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 rondo, model year 2007-2011 sedona, sorento and sportage, model year 2010-2011 soul, model year 2008-2011 optima, model year 2010 forte, model year 2007-2009 amanti, and model year 2009 borrego vehicles. originally, in april 2013, kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 rondo and sportage, model year 2007-2011 sorento, model year 2007 sedona, model year 2010-2011 soul, and model year 2011 optima vehicles. in september 2013, kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in may 2013. when parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. owners may con

04/19/13 Kia motors corporation (kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 rondo, model year 2007-2011 sedona, sorento and sportage, model year 2010-2011 soul, model year 2008-2011 optima, model year 2010 forte, model year 2007-2009 amanti, and model year 2009 borrego vehicles. originally, in april 2013, kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 rondo and sportage, model year 2007-2011 sorento, model year 2007 sedona, model year 2010-2011 soul, and model year 2011 optima vehicles. in september 2013, kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in may 2013. when parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. owners may cont

06/11/07 On certain vehicles, the heat generated by the engine causes repeated bending deformation of the polypropylene cooling fan including its retaining ring, which stresses the polypropylene thereby initiating cracking of the blades. the centrifugal forces generated by the rotation of the blades can cause the cracks to propagate until complete separation occurs.

Separation of the fan blade(s) can create a risk of personal injury.

Dealers will replace the engine cooling fan with a fan made of improved material. the recall began on june 11, 2007. owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Kia recall no. sc070.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
04/13/05 On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (esp), the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may recalibrate inaccurately. while driving the esp program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately.

Brake application caused by inadvertent esp activation may result in loss of control and a crash.

Dealers will reprogram the esp hydraulic electronic control unit free of charge. the recall began on april 13, 2005. owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Kia recall no. sc-044.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
06/20/17 Engine Kia motor company (kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 optima, 2012-2014 sorento and 2011-2013 sportage vehicles. machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. the recall began june 20, 2017. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc147.

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.
05/31/05 Engine On certain sport utility vehicles, fuel may leak from the o-ring into the internal vapor chamber located in the fuel tank at full tank conditions.

The engine may stall when coming to a stop. it will be hard to fill the gas tank and external fuel may leak from the evaporative air filter inlet. fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect and replace the fuel tank and replace the charcoal canister free of charge. the recall began on may 31, 2005. owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Kia recall no. sc-048.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
08/01/05 Brakes and Traction Control On certain sport utility vehicles, the parking brake lever ratchet pawl was not properly manufactured and my damage the teeth of the parking brake lever ratchet. damaged parking brake lever ratchet teeth may prevent the parking brake from engaging or may allow the parking brake to release after it has been engaged.

The inability to engage, or the inadvertent release of, the parking brake lever may allow your vehicle to roll while it is parked and may result in a crash.

Dealers will replace the parking brake lever assembly. the recall began on august 1, 2005. owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Kia recall no. sc-050.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
01/19/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 sorento vehicles manufactured october 27, 2014, to august 25, 2016, and 2017 sportage vehicles manufactured december 10, 2015, to august 26, 2016. the affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, " lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. the recall began january 18, 2017. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc142.

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.
12/28/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 kia sportage vehicles manufactured august 9, 2007, to may 13, 2009. the wire harness cover on the hydraulic electronic control unit (hecu) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the hecu circuit board. if the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.

If the hecu short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion, if no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. if corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the hecu assembly and the connector cover, free of charge. the recall began on november 28, 2016. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc138.

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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04/19/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Kia motors corporation (kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 rondo, model year 2007-2011 sedona, sorento and sportage, model year 2010-2011 soul, model year 2008-2011 optima, model year 2010 forte, model year 2007-2009 amanti, and model year 2009 borrego vehicles. originally, in april 2013, kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 rondo and sportage, model year 2007-2011 sorento, model year 2007 sedona, model year 2010-2011 soul, and model year 2011 optima vehicles. in september 2013, kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in may 2013. when parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. owners may contact kia

04/19/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Kia motors corporation (kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 rondo, model year 2007-2011 sedona, sorento and sportage, model year 2010-2011 soul, model year 2008-2011 optima, model year 2010 forte, model year 2007-2009 amanti, and model year 2009 borrego vehicles. originally, in april 2013, kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 rondo and sportage, model year 2007-2011 sorento, model year 2007 sedona, model year 2010-2011 soul, and model year 2011 optima vehicles. in september 2013, kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Kia will send an interim notification to owners in may 2013. when parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. owners may contact kia a

06/17/09 Electrical and Air Conditioning Huyndai-kia is recalling 139,844 my 2006-2007- sedona, sportage, sorento and my rondo and amanti vehicles. the stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. a stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. it may also cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.

Any of these malfunctions, alone or in combination, may lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. the recall began on june 17, 2009. owners may contact kia's consumer assistance center at 1-800-333-4542.

Hyundai-kia recall no. sc077.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
01/19/17 Other Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 sorento vehicles manufactured october 27, 2014, to august 25, 2016, and 2017 sportage vehicles manufactured december 10, 2015, to august 26, 2016. the affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, " lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. the recall began january 18, 2017. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc142.

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.
03/06/14 Other Kia motors corporation (kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 kia sportage vehicles manufactured september 30, 2013, through january 11, 2014. the certification label has incorrect tire pressure information printed on it, listing a specification that is 1 or 2 psi below the correct information. thus, these vehicles do not conform to federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) 110, "tire selection and rims for passenger cars."

Maintaining tire pressure below the recommmend specification could result in premature tire wear, increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will correct the label information, and owners will also receive a sticker to put into the owners manual, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin in february 2014. owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542. kia's recall campaign number is sc103.

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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Kia Sportage Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.