He said the incident that led to the complaint did not result in an accident or injury. Did you get the dash kit from them as well? A section of the accelerator pedal may bend and fracture. As a result, an oil leak could develop and lead to engine damage, the engine stalling, or even a fire. If sufficient cracking occurs, the occupant classification system ocs will cease to function such that the system will not be able to detect whether a child passenger is in the seat and the airbag will deploy during a crash necessitating deployment. If the steering column separates, it can cause a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash. The leaking oil may contact the exhaust, increasing the risk of a fire. A detached headliner plate may increase the risk of injury to the occupant during a vehicle crash.
The safety recall is expected to begin during June 2011. The dealer had to replace the wiring assembly on the passenger side due to the same problem. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The preliminary investigation covers more than 50,000 vehicles. Crutchfields is sending me the rest of the install kit in a week or so. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
If there is damage, the harness will be replaced free of charge. The wheels on the affected vehicles may fracture from impacts such as large, deep potholes. In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion from salt water exposure such as from road salt use. Also of note is that the truck indicator light showing that the truck is open, even when its not. The problem: Their catalytic converters, which are used to reduce tailpipe emissions, could be damaged by high exhaust temperatures. The probes — both opened after just three complaints — are the latest examples of how federal safety regulators are opening more investigations into potential safety issues than in recent years and moving faster than in the past. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will correct the label information, and owners will also receive a sticker to put into the owners manual, free of charge.
A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash. We make it easy to buy the right product from a variety of retailers. This week the Center for Auto Safety — a Washington, D. These repairs will be performed free of charge. If the vehicle has a bent or broken accelerator pedal, the driver may have difficulty accelerating the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
The recall began on June 18, 2018. These repairs will be performed free of charge. About 95,000 from 2015-2018 have a possible faulty occupant detection system wiring harness. The stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. If there is a heat buildup, fire is possible. Kia's recall campaign number is sc094.
Anything under 1000wrms your stock electrical system can handle. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, replacing it necessary, free of charge. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag. If the door closes on an occupant, there is an increased risk of an injury. If the brake light switch plunger does not retract as it should when the brake pedal is not being pressed, the brake lights may stay illuminated preventing accurate communication to following vehicles that the vehicle is slowing or stopping.
A detached headliner plate may increase the risk of injury to the occupant during a vehicle crash. If any damage is found, it will be replaced for free. The automaker says no one was injured. This past Wednesday, October 17, 2018 I had driven to church and had only one light, an hour later I went to get in my car and I had no lights at all. The fix: Kia dealers will inspect the wires.
The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance. Known nationwide as a leading Lemon Law attorney, Ronald L. They made note of my eibach sway bar when I brought car in for warranty work. I paid to have this fixed, only to have it happen again 2 - 3 weeks later. Honda and Kia didn't immediately return calls seeking comment. It could have ended far worse.