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2016 Kia Sorento recall SC142

Kia Recall SC142: Trailer Brakes May Stay Illuminated/FMVSS 108

2016 Kia Sorento

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Electrical System
Trailer Hitches

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Actions
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
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Date Announced
NOV 30, 2016
Vehicles Affected
10,212
Kia Recall #
SC142
NHTSA Campaign #
16V862000
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