US NHTSA Recalls: Kia Optima & Kia Sorento Vehicles


US FlagWashington, DC: NHTSA Logo ColorAs of Thursday, September 3, 2020, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”), a division of the US Department of Transportation, has posted a total of ten (10) vehicle, tire, accessory or other automotive-related product recalls this month. Are yours listed? http://ht.ly/cXy430qH5Ln

Direct link: https://www.nhtsa.gov/search/safety-issues#recall

Additional information:

Among the ten (10) recalls the NHTSA announced this month comes news of the following:

Logo - Kia Motors AmericaKia Motors America (“Kia”), an Irvine, California establishment and a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation of Seoul, South Korea, has recalled an estimated 440,370 model year 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles marketed, sold and delivered in the United States.

Recall Category: Service Brakes, Hydraulic – Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit may short

NHTSA Safety Notification 20V519000 reports the Brake Fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (“HECU”), possibly resulting in an electrical short.

According to the NHTSA, if the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire, burns, crash, MVA or other impact event with consequential injury and/or life-changing results.

Kia will notify registered owners, and dealers will inspect the HECU for leaking Brake Fluid and replace the HECU if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2020. Owners may contact Kia Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-333-4542 during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, Pacific Standard Time (“PST”). Kia’s designation for this recall is SC197.

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==> You may also contact the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) during normal business hours, Eastern Standard Time, or visit https://www.safercar.gov/.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Kia Motors America, please search for “Kia” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Kia Optima brand, please search for “Optima” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for vehicles manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Kia Sorento brand, please search for “Sorento” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Crash hazards, please search for “crash” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to Injury hazards, please search for “injury” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> You can use the NHTSA’s VIN Look-up Tool to determine if your specific vehicle is affected by this or other recent recall (major light vehicles only): https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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More information about this recall:
NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V519000
Recalls Direct RIN: 13463-2020
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General information:
More recalls? Back to the main Recalls Direct page:
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Visit the Living Safely site:
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==> https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/VehicleComplaint/
Search for a recalled vehicle on the US NHTSA Web site [external: new window opens]:
==> https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

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