Kia will recall 295 thousand cars due to the threat of fire
At service centers in the United States, engines will be checked on all recalled cars. If necessary, the motor will be replaced on the recalled vehicles.
Kia has decided to recall 295,000 vehicles in the United States. The service campaign will apply to the 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid models, Sportage (2012), Sorento (2012-2013), Forte and Forte Koup (2012-2015), and Soul (2014-2015). The reason for the recall campaign is the threat of engine fire. reported by Car and Driver.
As explained in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), "the service action is in the nature of a preventive measure." It is not known about such an incident with the cars of the Korean automaker. At the moment it is known that such a recall campaign has only been announced in the United States.
The service centers will check the engines on all recalled cars. If necessary, the motor will be replaced on the recalled vehicles. Also, the service centers will update the software of cars, all work will be carried out free of charge for the owners of the cars.
In September, Hyundai and Kia also announced a massive service campaign in the US . Then the recall campaign affected 591 thousand Korean cars. The reason is the risk of brake fluid leakage due to a defect in the anti-lock braking system, which can lead to a fire in the engine. In total, 440 thousand Kia Optima sedans, which were produced in 2013-2015, went to the service. The review also affected 151 thousand Hyundai Santa Fe crossovers from 2013-2015.