Kia Announces Voluntary Recall For Evaporative Emission System Hoses
15 July 1999Kia Announces Voluntary Recall For Evaporative Emission System Hoses
IRVINE, Calif., July 15 -- Kia today announced a voluntary recall of 1996 and selected 1997 Sephia compact sedans to replace evaporative emission system hoses. A total of 32,653 Sephias manufactured between July 1, 1995, and Nov. 4, 1996, will be recalled due to premature deterioration of the hoses. If the hoses are not replaced, it could cause a vehicle to fail a vehicle inspection or a registration renewal emission test. This is not a safety-related recall. Sephia owners are being asked by mail to bring their vehicle to a Kia dealership so that the hoses can be replaced. The one-hour procedure will be done at no charge. Kia Motors America is the U.S. sales, marketing and service arm of Kia Motors Corp. of Seoul, South Korea.