May 28, 2023


Automotive and technology

Older Kia Sportage recalled for engine fire risk, again

Older Kia Sportage recalled for engine fire risk, again

The 2008-2009 Kia Sportage is staying recalled for an increased motor fireplace hazard, and entrepreneurs are being suggested to park outdoors away from other buildings, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. The remember for the faulty digital command device addresses a 2016 remember for the identical difficulty in the exact same cars and trucks. 

Evidently, the fix did not just take. On the recall issued in Nov. 2016, Kia cited inappropriate sealing on the wire harness cover that enabled water to get into the circuit board and result in a quick. The fires held occurring.

It acknowledged thermal problems in the proper front corner of the motor compartment in 15 autos that experienced been set since the 1st remember. In the time in between remembers, Kia identified eight car or truck fires.

The lead to of the existing fireplace challenge is unidentified, and even though Kia investigates, it endorses house owners park outdoor and away from other motor vehicles and structures, since the fire can start when parked or in movement. The fireplace can originate from the hydraulic digital regulate device and distribute to other spots of the motor compartment. 

The recall affects 71,704 Sportages. House owners could recognize a burning or melting odor, and smoke coming from the engine. The Abs warning mild might illuminate in the instrument cluster.

Hearth-related recalls have plagued Kia and parent firm Hyundai in latest several years, ranging from anything for the wiring on tow hitch harnesses to defective brakes to, most appreciably, connecting rod bearings puncturing the motor block. 

Owner notification letters are anticipated to be mailed December 22, 2022. For additional information, contact Kia client support at 1-800-333-4542 or pay a visit to Kia’s recall webpage