2011 Kia SORENTO Electrical System Wiring Recall

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2011 Kia SORENTO Electrical System Wiring Recall

 NHTSA Recall #80494
NHTSA Compaign #10V388000
MFG Compaign #SC083
 ManufacturerKIA MOTORS CORPORATION
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING
 Date of notification13/09/10
 Begin date of manufacuring23/10/09
 End date of manufacturing30/07/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received31/08/10
 Report created31/08/10
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units35185
 Defect summaryKia is recalling certain model year 2010 soul and model year 2011 sorento vehicles manufactured from september 7, 2009 through july 30, 2010. A limited number of wiring harnesses supplied by jci and used for the lighting in the kia soul vehicle's advanced lighting speakers, located in the front door trim panels, and the kia sorento vehicle's interior accent illumination, located in the front and rear door trim panels, may have been improperly soldered.
 Consequence summaryWhen the lights are illuminated under certain conditions, an electrical short may occur that can result in a fire.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the wiring harnesses for the lights in the kia soul vehicle's advanced lighting speakers, and the wiring harness for the kia sorento vehicle's interior accent illumination. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on september 13, 2010. Owners may contact kia consumer assistance center at 1-800-333-4542.
 Recall notesKia's safety recall campaign number is sc083. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • 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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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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