Kia Australia has issued a recall for a total of 12,581 Sportage SUVs due to a manufacturing defect that could potentially lead to a fire in the engine compartment.KIA recall check australia
The recall includes 531 KM-generation Sportage models produced between 2007 and 2009, as well as 12,050 SL-generation Sportage models produced between 2014 and 2015.
The issue stems from a hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) that may short circuit if exposed to moisture. Even when the vehicle is switched off, this defect could result in a fire in the engine compartment. Kia Australia has advised affected owners to contact their local dealership for further assistance.
There are a total of 12,581 vehicles that are impacted by this issue. The lists of VINs can be found attached here and here. Additionally, the original recall notices can also be found attached here and here.
If you own one of the affected vehicles, it is important to contact your nearest Kia dealer in order to schedule an inspection and have the necessary repairs done, all at no cost to you.
Kia Australia advises that until your vehicle has been repaired, it is best to avoid parking near any flammable structures or in enclosed spaces such as garages.
Should you have any further inquiries, please feel free to reach out to Kia Australia Customer Service at 131 542.
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