2016 Kia Sorento recall SC172

Kia Recall SC172: High Pressure Fuel Pipe May Leak

2016 Kia Sorento

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Fuel System, Gasoline — Delivery — Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
Engine

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
Actions
Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.

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Date Announced
DEC 19, 2018
Vehicles Affected
71,653
Kia Recall #
SC172
NHTSA Campaign #
18V907000
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