2011 Kia SPORTAGE Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Recall

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2011 Kia SPORTAGE Exterior Lighting Brake Lights Switch Recall

 NHTSA Recall #106204
NHTSA Compaign #15V360000
MFG Compaign #SC121
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 Model Year2011
 Date of notification07/07/15
 Begin date of manufacuring07/03/11
 End date of manufacturing08/06/11
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received09/06/15
 Report created09/06/15
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7722
 Defect summaryKia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 sportage vehicles manufactured march 7, 2011, to june 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.
 Consequence summaryWhenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver's intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall began on july 7, 2015. Owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc121.
 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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