Kia Motors Australia - KIA SPORTAGE, STINGER 2016 - 2019

recall information

Recall number
REC-001594
PRA number
2021/18925
Campaign number
211038 + 201121
Original published date

make and model information

Make
KIA
Model
SPORTAGE, STINGER
Year range
2016 - 2019
Affected units
57,851

Identifying features

See attached VIN lists

What are the defects?

The Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), responsible for the Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control System and Traction Control System, can remain live even when the vehicle is switched off. If moisture enters the HECU, an electrical short circuit can occur.

What are the hazards?

If an electrical short circuit occurs, this could result in an engine compartment fire when the key is switched off and the vehicle is parked. A vehicle fire could increase the risk injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders and/or damage to property.

What should consumers do?

Kia Australia is contacting all known owners of affected vehicles by direct mail. Consumers should contact their nearest Kia Australia dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle, free of charge. A dealer can be located by visiting https://www.kia.com/au/shopping-tools/find-a-dealer.html

Until it has been repaired, Kia recommends that the vehicle should not be parked near any flammable structures or in an enclosed area, i.e. not in a garage.

For further information, consumers should contact Kia Motors Australia on 13 15 42.
Supplier details
Kia Motors Australia

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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