Kia recalls 11,000 Optima 2019 Kia Optima sedans for autobrake problem

Kia is recalling 11,423 of its 2019 Kia Optima sedans. The vehicles were manufactured between May 21, 2018 and May 29, 2019, but the recall does not specify a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) sequence for the defect. The affected vehicles are equipped with the 1.6-liter turbo I4 or the 2.0-liter turbo I4. The issue comes from Kia’s forward collision warning … Read More

Recall of nearly 3M Kia, Hyundai sought due to vehicles catching fire

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2018) — Imagine driving down the road and your vehicle suddenly catches on fire for no apparent reason or you wake up and your garage is engulfed in flames.  Every day for roughly four months, a Kia or Hyundai owner reported cases similar to this. Their vehicle caught on fire even though there had been no collision … Read More

Kia Investigating 402 fire complaints with and without collisions

Federal safety investigators continue to investigate complaints about spontaneous fires in Kia and Hyundai engines on vehicles not involved in collisions. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed that it is currently investigating 618,000 Kia vehicles for engine failure issues, many of which were reported to NHTSA as having resulted in non-collision fires. So far the NHTSA confirmed that … Read More

Kia Fortes, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima faulty air bags recalled in 2018

Kia Motors Corp has announced it will recall more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States due to an electronic problem that could prevent air bags from deploying in the even of a collision. The recent recall comes after an announcement by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in March that stated it would investigate why certain air bags … Read More

Kia recalls over 500,00 vehicles as air bags may not inflate

Over half-million Kia vehicles in the U.S. are being recalled by the auto manufacturer due to faulty air bags that may not inflate in the event of a collision. The Kia recall comes after four deaths due to air bag failures in Kia and Hyundia vehicles believed to be caused by a short circuit that can develop in an air … Read More

Kia recalls 106,428 Sedona minivans for faulty power sliding doors

Kia is recalling more than 100,000 Sedona minivans due to a software glitch that has resulted in injuries with its 2015 to 2018 models, according to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The vehicles were reportedly assembled from July 21, 2014 to December 6, 2017. The problem specifically is the sliding doors are supposed to automatically stop and reverse … Read More

524,000 Hyundai Elantra, Kia Forte Vehicles Recalled for Brake Light Problem

DETROIT, Mich.  (Dec. 13, 2017) — More than 500,000 vehicles manufactured by Hyundai and Kia are being recalled in the U.S. due to a glitch that causes the brake lights to stay on when the driver releases the pedal. The problem affects some 390,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles with the model years 2013 and 2014. Additionally, the recall covers 134,000 Kia … Read More

Kia Recall 618,160 Optima, Sorento and Sportage Vehicles

Kia Motor Company is recalling 618,160 vehicles due to premature bearing wear in the engine that if left unchecked could result in a collision because the engine may seize up and stall. The recall affects three models ranging going back as far as 2011: 2011 to 2014 Kia Optima 2012 to 2014 Kia Sorento 2011 to 2013 Kia Sportage Kia Motor Company stated … Read More

Hyundai, Kia Recall 1.4 Million Cars, SUVs Due to Engine Failure and Stalling

This is a new recall for an old problem. Roughly 1.4 million Hyundai and Kia cars and SUVs are being recalled by the South Korean-based automaker due to a safety risk associated with the vehicles’ engine failure and stalling. It’s an issue that the company had with other models two years ago. Fortunately there are no known injuries or collisions. The … Read More

Hyundai, Kia Problems, Complaints and Lemon Law Claims

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor, and its sister company Kia Motors Corp., are together the world’s fifth-largest vehicle manufacturer with global sales projected at 8.2 million vehicles in 2017 Sales in the United States account for roughly 760,000 vehicles. One of the reasons buyers choose Hyundai or Kia brands is because of the manufacturer’s impressive 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. This … Read More

2016 Kia Sorento Problems and Complaints

The 2016 Kia Sorento SUV may be “bred for adventure,” but owners say they didn’t count on problems such as runaway cruise control, brakes and steering wheel issues. Indeed, despite the mid-sized SUV’s overall good looks and functionality, the 2016 Kia Sorento has had some missteps since its introduction that are frustrating to new car owners. 2016 Kia Sorento Complaints … Read More

2015 2016 Kia Soul Problems, Complaints and Recalls

Owners of 2015 and 2016 Kia Souls have complained about all types of issues with their vehicles, but primarily engine problems to electrical and starting issues. Here is a list of known problems with Kia Soul vehicles: Engine problems Electrical Steering Fuel system Drivetrain Interior Accessories Brakes Wheels Seat belts Air bags The gas pedal recall for Kia Souls was … Read More