2018 Kia NIRO Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

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2018 Kia NIRO Hybrid Propulsion System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #140310
NHTSA Compaign #18V666000
MFG Compaign #SC168
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelNIRO
 Model Year2018
 ComponentHYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
 Date of notification23/11/18
 Begin date of manufacuring01/11/16
 End date of manufacturing11/09/17
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received25/09/18
 Report created01/10/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units27030
 Defect summaryKia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 kia niro hybrid electric vehicles. The main relay within the power relay assembly (pra) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance.
 Consequence summaryThe increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the pra, increasing the risk of a fire.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the power relay assembly (pra) for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced. If damage is found, the pra will be replaced. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began november 23, 2018. Owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc168.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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