2011 Kia SORENTO Equipment Recall

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2011 Kia SORENTO Equipment Recall

 NHTSA Recall #94403
NHTSA Compaign #11E041000
MFG Compaign #
 ManufacturerCURT MFG. INC.
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentEQUIPMENT
 Date of notification17/10/11
 Begin date of manufacuring23/08/19
 End date of manufacturing23/08/19
Type of recallE
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/10/11
 Report created06/10/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units2398
 Defect summaryCurt manufacturing is recalling certain tow package wiring harnesses, part number 56024, that connect tow vehicle lighting circuits to trailer lighting circuits sold for use on certain model year 2009 through 2011 hyundai veracruz and kia sorento vehicles. The units are not water-tight and moisture can seep into the converter module and defeat the module's internal circuit protection.
 Consequence summaryWithout the circuit protection, the module can overheat possibly resulting in a fire.
 Corrective actionCurt manufacturing will notify owners and replace the tow package wiring harness. The remedy will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on october 17, 2011. Owners may contact curt manufacturing at 1-715 831-8713.
 Recall notesThis recall only pertains to owners who purchased a curt mfg towing package as aftermarket equipment. Owners should contact curtmfg and not their vehicle dealer to obtain the replacement wiring harness. 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • 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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