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Kia Niro (2016 – 2018)

Published on 25 May 2019

The main relay within the power relay assembly may have inadequate connections between its contacts. This may cause a short circuit or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of fire and potential accident.

The Kia Niro models affected by this recall are from model years 2016, 2017 (Niro DE HEV) and model year 2018 (Niro DE PHEV).

Source: Rapex Alert 21/2019 A12/0790/19

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Type of alert
Production period2016 - 2018
Type/number of modelType-approval numbers: e4*2007/46*1139*00, e4*2007/46*1139*01, e4*2007/46*1139*02; types DE HEV, DE PHEV
Country of originRepublic of Korea
Alert submitted byPoland
Products were found and measures were taken also in
Measures taken by economic operators
Published by Rapex2019-05-24 09:36:17

If you wish to know more about eventual problems of a specific car (e.g. real mileage, potential traffic accidents damages, odometer rollback, repairs, etc.), then we suggest going to HPI-Check.

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UK car-owners can easily make a pre-check by visiting DVLA website and entering the car registration number; it will also reveal the car’s current MOT status.

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