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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 16V862000
Mfg's Report Date: NOV 29, 2016
Component: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 10212


Summary:
Kia 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:
If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Kia 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.

Dates of Manufacture:
DEC 09, 2015 to AUG 25, 2016

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC142

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Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)


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