Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Sportage


Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Sportage


Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Electrical System

Report Receipt Date: 11/30/2016
NHTSA Campaign: 16v862000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 sorento vehicles manufactured october 27, 2014, to august 25, 2016, and 2017 sportage vehicles manufactured december 10, 2015, to august 26, 2016. the affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, " lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

Consequence
If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. the recall began january 18, 2017. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc142.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/Piping, and Fittings

Report Receipt Date: 12/19/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v907000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 optima, 2012-2017 sorento and 2011-2018 sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17v-224, warranty, or the knock sensor detection system (ksds) product improvement campaign. the high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began january 17, 2019. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc172.

Notes
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.safercar.gov.



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