KIA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD - KIA SLe Sportage 2014 - 2015

recall information

Recall number
Campaign number
Original published date

make and model information

SLe Sportage
Year range
2014 - 2015
Affected units

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Due to a manufacturing defect, the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), may short circuit in the event of the components being exposed to moisture. This could result in an engine compartment fire even when the vehicle is switched off.

Note: The Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) is responsible for the Anti-lock Braking System, Electronic Stability Control System and Traction Control System.

What are the hazards?

A vehicle fire could increase the risk of injury or death to vehicle occupants or bystanders and/or damage to property.

What should consumers do?

Owners 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

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

Who should owners/operators contact for more information?

Contact name
Kia Customer Service
Contact phone
131 542
Contact email
Contact website

Responsible regulator

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

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