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Kia expands tow hitch hearth recall to Sorento and Sportage SUVs – Information by Automobilnews.eu

Kia expands tow hitch hearth recall to Sorento and Sportage SUVs


Kia has expanded the recall of a tow hitch harness that may catch hearth as a consequence of {an electrical} brief, the NHTSA disclosed Monday. The extra intensive recall contains newer Kia Sorento and Kia Sportage crossover SUVs geared up with a tow hitch harness.  

Moisture or particles on the circuit board within the harness module could cause a brief circuit and improve the danger of a hearth, a Kia investigation included. It applies to both a factory- or dealer-installed harness made by provider Mobis Elements America.

The SUVs might catch hearth whereas driving or whereas parked with the engine off, prompting Kia to advise house owners to park their automobiles exterior and away from buildings, garages, and different constructions till the difficulty is remedied.

The expanded recall encompasses 70,887 SUVs geared up with a Real Kia tow hitch harness meeting. It impacts the next automobiles:

2016-2022 Kia Sorento

2021-2022 Kia Sorento Hybrid

2022-2023 Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid

2017-2022 Kia Sportage

Kia recognized 4 automobile fires and 31 incidents of melting across the harness, nevertheless it reported no accidents or crashes associated to the difficulty. 

In late August, Kia and sister firm Hyundai recalled the Hyundai Palisade and Kia Telluride three-row SUVs for a similar concern. 

Kia has suggested sellers to cease promoting the tow hitch harness and to return unsold harnesses again to Kia. Homeowners can anticipate notification of the expanded recall as early as Nov. 9, and Kia will reimburse house owners who’ve had the harness repaired or deleted. A treatment has not been finalized. For more information, contact Kia customer support at 1-800-333-4542 or go to Kia’s recall web site. 

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Kia expands tow hitch hearth recall to Sorento and Sportage SUVs – Information by Automobilnews.eu
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