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Crash Test Data for 2017 Kia

Kia Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2017 Sportage SUV AWD
2017 Sportage SUV FWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2017 Kia

2017 KIA CADENZA
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
2017 KIA FORTE
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS461R1
PITSTOP: DTC P0014 ┐ EXHAUST CAMSHAFT POSITION TIMING OVER-ADVANCED OR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE - WHEN ENCOUNTERING A CUSTOMER CONCERN OF A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ON IN THE DASH ON SOME 2017MY FORTE (YDM) WITH A 2.0L NU MPI ENGINE, CHE
Bulletin Number: PS463
PITSTOP: TRUNK LID LINER DELETED ON LX MANUAL TRANSMISSION MODELS - ALL 2017MY FORTE (YDM) LX MODELS EQUIPPED WITH A MANUAL TRANSMISSION DO NOT INCLUDE A TRUNK LINER ON THE UNDERSIDE OF TRUNK LID. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS COMPONENT
Bulletin Number: TSBELE113R1
TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.
2017 KIA K900
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
2017 KIA OPTIMA
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS415R2
PITSTOP: OIL INTRUSION INTO E-CVVT COVER - WHEN DIAGNOSING A DTC RELATED TO THE E-CVVT SYSTEM, REMOVE THE THE E-CVVT COVER AND CHECK FOR POSSIBLE OIL INTRUSION (A). THE ECVVT SYSTEM UTILIZES TWO SEALS TO PREVENT INTRUSION OF OIL AND/OR DUST
Bulletin Number: PS457
PITSTOP: VARIANT CODING INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNITS (IBAU) - WHEN REPLACING THE INTEGRATED BRAKE ACTUATION UNIT, IT IS NECESSARY TO PERFORM VARIANT CODING OF THE NEW MODULE. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION RELATED TO VARIANT CODING CLICK TH
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
2017 KIA SEDONA
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS462
PITSTOP: NE W BA SE AUDIO SYSTEM I N 2017MY SOUL A ND SEDONA - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE FUNCTIONALITY ON THE LATEST GENERATION BASE AUDIO SYSTEM (DESIGNATED AUDIO 4.0 B) THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED ON 17 MY SOUL AND SEDONA.
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
2017 KIA SORENTO
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS452
ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. UVO ESERVICES SETUP
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
Bulletin Number: SC136DEALERPSM
DEALER PARTS & SERVICE MANAGER MEMO (SC136): ATTENTION: ALL DEALER PARTS AND SERVICE MANAGERS, KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING AN EMISSIONS RECALL CAMPAIGN TO UPGRADE THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) IN SIXTY (60) 2017 MY SORENTO
Bulletin Number: SC136OWNER
OWNER NOTIFICATION LETTER (SC136): DEAR KIA SORENTO OWNER: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. IS CONDUCTING A VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL TO UPDATE THE SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING ON THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) ON CERTAIN 2017 KIA SORENTO VEHICLES WI
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD138R1
SERVICE ACTION: FE" EMBLEM INSTALLATION (SA230) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO ADD AN "FE" (FUEL EFFICIENT) EMBLEM TO THE EXISTING "AWD" EMBLEMS ON THE FRONT DOORS ON SPECIFIC 2017 MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL
Bulletin Number: TSBCHA068
SERVICE ACTION: TIGHTEN POWER TAILGATE BALL STUD (SA232) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR TIGHTENING THE RIGHT TAILGATE SPINDLE ATTACHMENT BALL STUD, ON SELECT UMA SORENTO MODELS, PRODUCED FROM MAY 16, 2016 THROUGH MAY 26, 2016,
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-104
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: TSBELE104R1
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY SP
Bulletin Number: TSBELE116
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM DTC C180508 (SA243) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE LANE DEPARTURE WARNING SYSTEM (LDWS) ON SOME 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM APRIL 5, 2016 TO SEPTEMBER
Bulletin Number: TSBSC136
TSB: VOLUNTARY EMISSIONS RECALL: TCU UPGRADE - LAMBDA 3.3GDI 6AT TCU ROM ID MISMATCH (SC136) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE TRANSMISSION CONTROL UNIT (TCU) SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR SIXTY (60) 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) VEHICLES P
2017 KIA SOUL
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS462
PITSTOP: NE W BA SE AUDIO SYSTEM I N 2017MY SOUL A ND SEDONA - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE FUNCTIONALITY ON THE LATEST GENERATION BASE AUDIO SYSTEM (DESIGNATED AUDIO 4.0 B) THAT HAS BEEN APPLIED ON 17 MY SOUL AND SEDONA.
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
Bulletin Number: PS266R1
PITSTOP: HVAC RECEIVER/DRYER - DESICCANT REPLACEMENT - IN THE EVENT OF A HVAC SYSTEM CONCERN IN WHICH METAL PARTICLES OR SHARDS HAVE CONTAMINATED THE SYSTEM, THE DESICCANT OR THE ENTIRE A/C RECEIVER/DRYER ASSEMBLY MAY NEED TO BE REPLACED. T
Bulletin Number: PS450
SIRIUS XM DATA NOT LOADING ON UVO ESERVICES HEAD UNIT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO SIRIUS XM SATELLITE RADIO SERVICE IN REGARDS TO THE FOLLOWING CUSTOMER CONCERNS: SIRIUS XM DATA WILL NOT LOAD; HEAD UNIT DISPLAY SHOWS N
Bulletin Number: PS451
FRONT LICENSE PLATE AND MOUNTING BRACKET POSITION ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AEB - ON 2017 MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH AUTONOMOUS EMERGENCY BRAKE (AEB), THE FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET IS INSTALLED IN ONE OF TWO DIFFERENT POSITIO
Bulletin Number: PS452
ANDROID AUTO┐/UVO ESERVICES CONNECTIVITY ISSUES AFTER ANDROID 6.0 UPDATE - THIS ARTICLE PROIDES DIAGNOSTIC INFORMATION IN REGARDS TO:ANDROID AUTO┐ WILL NOT LAUNCH WHEN A SAMSUNG ANDROID PHONE IS CONNECTED TO THE VEHICLE. UVO ESERVICES SETUP
Bulletin Number: PS453
PITSTOP: INTERMITTENT AM/FM RADIO STATIC - SOME 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE AM/FM RADIO STATIC, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VEHICLE DRIVES OVER BUMPS. THIS CONDITION CAN BE CAUSED BY LOOSE CONNECTIONS AT THE BASE OF THE ANTENNA. FO
Bulletin Number: PS465
PITSTOP: RECALIBRATION OF BLIND SPOT DETECTION AFTER COLLISION REPAIRS - THIS PITSTOP PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH BLIND SPOT DETECTION (BSD), WHICH MAY EXHIBIT A ┐CHECK BSD SYSTEM┐ MESSAGE WITH DTCS: C270254
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD136
SERVICE ACTION: DOOR LATCH REPLACEMENT (SA229) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO REPLACE THE DOOR LATCHES ON CERTAIN SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH MARCH 11, 2016, WHICH MAY EXHIBIT AN INTERMITTENT I
Bulletin Number: TSBBOD142
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: REAR DOOR FRAME MOLDING REPLACEMENT (SA236) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR REPLACING THE REAR DOOR FRAME MOLDING ON CERTAIN SPORTAGE (QL) SX TRIM LEVEL VEHICLES PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 24, 2015 THROUGH JANUAR
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI029
TSB: R1234YF REFRIGERANT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE NEW R1234YF REFRIGERANT INITIALLY BEING RELEASED WITH THE 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL), AND APPLICABLE TO FUTURE MODELS. GOVERNMENTAL STANDARDS TO REDUCE THE LENGTH OF T
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI031
SERVICE ACTION: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA 226) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016, A
Bulletin Number: TSB CLI031_ SA22
THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017 MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 2016, AND EQUIPPED WITH AUTO (FATC) OR MANUAL HVAC CONTROLS. THE ECU
Bulletin Number: TSBCLI033
TSB: SERVICE ACTION: HVAC CONTROL UNIT LOGIC IMPROVEMENT (SA238) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO AN HVAC CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR 2017MY SPORTAGE (QL) VEHICLES, PRODUCED FROM DECEMBER 10, 2015 THROUGH JUNE 22, 2016, A
Bulletin Number: TSB-ELE-104
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY┐ AND ANDROID AUTO ON VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH PREMIUM NAVIGATION (AVN 4.0) OR UVO ESERVICES (UVO 3.0) SYSTEMS.
Bulletin Number: TSBELE104R1
TSB: APPLE CARPLAY┐ ROLLOUT AND TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO THE ROLLOUT OF APPLE CARPLAY AND ANDROID AUTO ON 2017MY SORENTO (UMA) AND THE LAUNCH OF APPLE CARPLAY ON 2016MY OPTIMA (JFA) AND 2017MY SP
Bulletin Number: TSBELE113R1
TSB: ANDROID AUTO┐/APPLE CARPLAY┐ SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING AVN 4.0 AND UVO 3.0 AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE TO INCLUDE ANDROID AUTO AND APPLE CARPLAY SOFTWARE.
Bulletin Number: TSBENG159
TSB: E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION ABOUT THE REPLACEMENT OF THE E-CVVT COVER AND MOTOR PLUG ON SOME 2016MY SORENTO (UMA), PRODUCED FROM OCTOBER 27, 2014 TO JUNE 14, 2016, 2016MY OPTIMA (JF/JFA)
Bulletin Number: TSBSST043
TSB: R1234F REFRIGERANT EQUIPMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE INTRODUCTION OF R1234YF RECOVERY, RECYCLING, AND RECHARGING EQUIPMENT. THIS EQUIPMENT IS DESIGNED TO MEET SAE J2843 REQUIREMENTS FOR SERVICING VEHICLES C
Bulletin Number: TSBSST044
TSB: R1234YF OIL AND DYE INJECTORS - USING FLUORESCENT LEAK DETECTION DYE IN VEHICLE┐S A/C SYSTEM COULD AID IN LOCATING REFRIGERANT LEAKS. R1234YF A/C SYSTEMS OIL AND DYE INJECTOR KITS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH SNAP-ON BUSINESS SOLUTIONS.
Bulletin Number: TSBSST045
TSB: R1234YF REFRIGERANT LEAK DETECTOR - THE LD-2 ARCTIC PRO LEAK DETECTOR, SUPPLIED WITH THE MAHLE ACX-1299 REFRIGERANT RECOVERY EQUIPMENT, CAN AID IN LOCATING R1234YF REFRIGERANT LEAKS.

 

Recalls for 2017 Kia

2017 KIA CADENZA
NHTSA Campaign ID:SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:01/19/2017 - 03/06/2017
Potential Units Affected:47

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles. The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance.

Consequence:

Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the brake vacuum hose, replacing it as necessary, free charge. The recall began on April 17, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC146.
2017 KIA NIRO HYBRID
NHTSA Campaign ID:STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/23/2017 - 01/11/2017
Potential Units Affected:135

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

Consequence:

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to began April 7, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC145.
2017 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID:TRAILER HITCHES
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:10/27/2014 - 08/25/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:10/27/2014 - 08/25/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
NHTSA Campaign ID:TRAILER HITCHES
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/10/2015 - 08/26/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
2017 KIA SPORTAGE
NHTSA Campaign ID:ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Manufacturer:Kia Motors America
Manufacture Dates:12/10/2015 - 08/26/2016
Potential Units Affected:10212

Defect Description:

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Action:

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.