Kia Recalls 71704 Sportage Crossovers In The U.S.

Posted: Nov 23 2016, 10:50am CST | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Kia Recalls 71704 Sportage Crossovers in the U.S.
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The thermal heating events have led the company to go for a recall

Kia Sportage is a well-known model of the brand and is pretty liked by many fans of the company. However the company is soon initiating a recall that will actually include 71,704 Kia Sportage from America.

This recall has been made by Kia Motors America. The recall has been made as 9 complaints we lodged against the thermal issues faced by drivers while using the car.

It was seen that the Sportage crossover vehicles in the US became a viability for passengers when an electronic unit short circuited and lead to fire. This can result in gas tank explosion or simply choking hazard for passengers in the car.

The crossovers that are affected by the problem include the 2008 and 2009 models. These models were assembled between the date of August 9, 2007 and May 13, 2009.

The documentation records between Kia and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), obtained by AutomotiveNews, showed that the cover on the Sportage braking control might not be properly sealed these vehicles.

This is the reason that when water and road salt would melt, the case of the wiring will and harness corrode. This can happen pretty easily in the winter season when snow and salt can be readily found on roads.

The corroding can lead on to corrode the wire harness which can lead on to a potential short circuit. This short circuit can later on lead on to fire as well. This reason was filed by Kia.

The company has recommended the customers that affected vehicle owners park their vehicles away from other vehicles until their vehicles are inspected and given a green signal to go.

According to company almost 1 percent of the vehicles recalled will have this defect and they will either change the affected unit or the harness depending on the nature of problem.

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