Kia Sportage NHTSA Recall - Do Not Drive!
October 26, 2022 | Washington, DC
Kia America has issued a new recall for certain Model Year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles due to a continued risk of fire and strongly urges owners of these vehicles to park their cars outside and away from homes and other structures until their vehicles have been repaired. An engine compartment fire originating from around the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may occur while the vehicle is parked or being driven.
These vehicles were previously recalled in 2016, and owners will need to have their vehicles repaired again under this new recall.
The recall repair is under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC253.
Vehicle owners can visit NHTSA.gov/recalls and enter their 17-digit vehicle identification number to see if their vehicle is under recall. Owners can also download NHTSA’s SaferCar app for Apple or Android. Enter the vehicle, tires, car seat, or other vehicle equipment, and the app will push a notification if a recall is issued.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V800000
Manufacturer Kia America, Inc.
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 71,704
Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2008-2009 Sportage vehicles previously recalled under recall 16V-815. An engine compartment fire originating from around the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may occur while parked or driving.
Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the recall repair has been performed. The remedy is currently under development. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC253.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
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- 2008-2009MY Sportage HECU Chronology RMISC-22V800-0493.pdf 84.455KB
- Defect Notice 573 Report RCLRPT-22V800-4573.PDF 213.451KB
- Recall Acknowledgement RCAK-22V800-3961.pdf 645.706KB