Kia recalls 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles over defect in wire harness cover of Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit

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Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9, 2007, to May 13, 2009. The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.

If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.

71,704 vehicles are affected by the recall.

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion, if no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. If corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the HECU assembly and the connector cover, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 28, 2016.

maryann w. said
795 days ago
what about car that caught on fire before the recall?

Mary M. said
479 days ago
Mine caught on fire and the starter to. Got repoed and they are still asking for 8000.00$. What are my could of killed me and my husband.

Ursula C. said
449 days ago
Hi, I own one of these cars 2013 KIA SORENTO, I bought my car from the Hyundai dealership about a year ago and i just found out that they sold me a car with structural damage as well,I was never told or made aware of any recalls on this engine.

Mary M. said
400 days ago
I would like to be apart of this lawsuit.

Donald B. said
319 days ago
I have a 2009 Kia Borrego that wires keep shorting out the brake lights the windshield washer motor and headlights

Hilda G. said
292 days ago
I have a 2008 Kia Sportage that cought on fire in mid July 2018 due to this recall. Its been in the Kia dealership in my hometown here in Tx, Science then. Going on 4 months & I still cant get my vehicle back. And It hasn't been repaired. The people there keep telling me all kind of lies/ excuses. Never have they offer a loaner car or rental. . I am so disappointed. Dont know what else to do. I need to be included in this class action. TIA Carless in Tx 😞😞😞😞😞

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