2020: Kia recalls

Five recalls for four Kia models in 2020


In 2020, Kia announced five recalls for four models through the EU Rapex system.

Potential oil and humidity penetration into the ABS/ESC unit may occur with several older Kia models. For this reason, more than half a million Kias were recalled worldwide in 2020. The brake booster may fail with Optima models manufactured in the second half of 2015.

The Sorento SUV had three recalls, the last of which concerned the upcoming fourth generation. The assembly of the low-pressure fuel line hose connection is inadequate and may cause fuel leakage and fire. With the previous generation, the braking assist function may fail.

The flagship Stinger may suffer by insufficient fuel supply to the engine due to a blocked fuel pump nozzle. Models manufactured in the period from 13 May 2020 to 17 July 2020 were recalled.

All the recalls sorted by models are listed in the tables below.



We’ve written about some problems in more detail in a separate article.


Kia recalls in 2020 by model

Carnival

PublishedIssue
Kia Carnival (2005 – 2009)12. 07. 2020Oil and humidity may penetrate into the power supply of the ABS control module. As a result, short-circuit may occur, leading ... .

All Carnival’s recalls

Optima

PublishedIssue
Kia Optima (2015)23. 01. 2020The non-return valve in the vacuum pump may not function properly. This may lead to failure of braking power assistance thus ... .

All Optima’s recalls

Sorento

PublishedIssue
Kia Sorento (2020)26. 12. 2020The assembly of the low-pressure fuel line hose connection is inadequate and may cause fuel leakage and fire. The Kia Sorento ... .
Kia Sorento (2005 – 2008)12. 07. 2020Oil and humidity may penetrate into the power supply of the ABS control module. As a result, short-circuit may occur, leading ... .
Kia Sorento (2019 – 2020)09. 02. 2020Due to an error in the Frontal Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) software, the braking assist function may fail when the vehicle approaches ... .

All Sorento’s recalls

Stinger

PublishedIssue
Kia Stinger (2020)26. 10. 2020The fuel pump’s nozzle may get blocked causing insufficient fuel supply to the engine. This can result in the loss of ... .

All Stinger’s recalls


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