KIA recall check australia more than 12,000 Sportage SUVs

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

KIA recall check australia more than 12,000 Sportage SUVs
KIA recall check australia more than 12,000 Sportage SUVs

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.

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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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Which Kia Sportage models are recalled?

Summary: Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2023 Sportage, Sportage Hybrid, Sportage Plug-in Hybrid, Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid, Soul, and Telluride vehicles equipped with a digital instrument cluster containing a 4.2″ LCD screen.

How do I know if my Kia Sportage has been recalled?

Owners can go to — as well as Kia and Hyundai’s websites — and use their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is affected. Automakers also have 60 days to notify owners of recalled vehicles by letter, but the mailings can happen sooner, the NHTSA said.

What Kia engines are being recalled in Australia?

Kia Australia is recalling 5069 examples of the Cerato, Sportage and Sorento because their engines could seize, potentially resulting in a vehicle fire. This recall affects YD-generation Cerato, SL-generation Sportage, and XM-generation Sorento models produced from 2011 to 2015

What are the latest Kia recalls?

Latest Kia Recalls
  • 2022-2023 Kia Sorento Recall. …
  • 2016-2018 Kia Optima and 2016-2017 Rio Recall. …
  • 2023 Kia Sorento Recall. …
  • 2017-2022 Kia Niro and 2018-2022 Niro PHEV Recall. …
  • Kia Recalls 2023 Soul, Sportage, and 2023-2024 Seltos over Oil Pump. …
  • Kia Recalls 2023 Sportage over Brake Booster. …
  • 2022-2023 Kia Carnival Recall.

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