October 3, 2023

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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 elevated engine fire hazard, and house owners are currently being suggested to park outside away from other buildings, the NHTSA disclosed Wednesday. The remember for the faulty digital command device addresses a 2016 remember for the similar concern in the identical automobiles. 

Evidently, the deal with did not acquire. On the recall issued in Nov. 2016, Kia cited poor sealing on the wire harness go over that enabled drinking water to get into the circuit board and induce a short. The fires retained happening.

It acknowledged thermal problems in the ideal front corner of the motor compartment in 15 autos that experienced been fastened since the first remember. In the time among recalls, Kia regarded 8 motor vehicle fires.

The result in of the present-day fire concern is unfamiliar, and whilst Kia investigates, it endorses proprietors park outdoor and absent from other automobiles and buildings, considering that the hearth can start out although parked or in motion. The hearth can originate from the hydraulic electronic management device and distribute to other regions of the motor compartment. 

The remember influences 71,704 Sportages. Owners may possibly see a burning or melting scent, and smoke coming from the engine. The Abs warning mild may perhaps illuminate in the instrument cluster.

Hearth-similar recollects have plagued Kia and guardian enterprise Hyundai in modern yrs, ranging from almost everything for the wiring on tow hitch harnesses to defective brakes to, most appreciably, connecting rod bearings puncturing the engine block. 

Owner notification letters are anticipated to be mailed December 22, 2022. For far more facts, call Kia buyer company at 1-800-333-4542 or stop by Kia’s recall site