2017 Kia SORENTO Electrical System Recall

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2017 Kia SORENTO Electrical System Recall

 NHTSA Recall #121231
NHTSA Compaign #16V862000
MFG Compaign #SC142
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2017
 ComponentELECTRICAL SYSTEM
 Date of notification19/01/17
 Begin date of manufacuring27/10/14
 End date of manufacturing25/08/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received30/11/16
 Report created30/11/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number108
Estimated number of affected units10212
 Defect summaryKia 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 summaryIf the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia 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.
 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.
  • 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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