Update: More Kia Sorento SUVs Recalled for Engine Fire Risk
The NHTSA on Jan. 27, 2021, announced that Kia is recalling the following vehicles for an engine compartment fire hazard:
- 2012-2013 Kia Sorento
- 2011-2012-2015 Kia Forte
- 2011-2012-2015 Kia Forte Koup
- 2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
- 2014-2015 Kia Soul
- 2012 Kia Sportage
An engine compartment fire can occur while the above vehicles are being operated, NHTSA said. An engine compartment fire increases the risk of injury.
Kia's number for this recall is SC200.
What's the Problem?
Kia Motors America is recalling certain Kia Sorento and Kia Sedona vehicles for a potential defect which could cause an engine fire, increasing the risk of severe injuries or death to the driver and passengers.
This recall affects 2007-2009 Kia Sorento and 2006-2010 Kia Sedona vehicles, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Moisture may enter the Anti-lock Brake (ABS) Module and result in an electrical short in affected Kias, NHTSA said. An electrical short within the ABS Module may cause an engine compartment fire, even when the vehicle is turned off, increasing the risk of an injury.
Kia is notifying owners and dealers will install a relay in the main junction box to prevent power from being directed to the HECU when the vehicle's ignition switch is turned off. This recall began on April 10, 2020.
Do I Have a Kia Sorento Recall Lawsuit?
The Product Liability Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in Kia Sorento Recall Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a recalled Kia Sorento or Kia Sedona, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.