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2017 KIA NIRO

Report Date:
September 25, 2018
Campaign Number:
18V666000
Component:
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Summary:
Kia 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 Summary:
The increased electrical resistance can overheat the rear seat which is above the PRA, increasing the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary:
Kia 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.

2017 KIA NIRO

Report Date:
April 20, 2018
Campaign Number:
18V257000
Component:
HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Kia Niro vehicles. The Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) inner oil seal may leak, allowing oil to accumulate in the cap area, possibly resulting in an electrical short.

Consequence Summary:
An electrical short can increase the risk of a fire.

Corrective Summary:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HCA caps for leaked oil and replace the HCA assembly if needed, or replace the HCA cap with additional sealant. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC163.