— A Kia brake hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) recall has been issued in Canada and the U.S., and owners are warned to park their vehicles outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the vehicles are repaired.
The Kia recall includes more than 2 million of these vehicles.
- 2010-2019 Kia Borrego
- 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza
- 2010-2013 Kia Forte
- 2010-2013 Kia Forte Koup
- 2015-2018 Kia K900
- 2011-2015 Kia Optima
- 2011-2013 Kia Optima Hybrid
- 2012-2017 Kia Rio
- 2010-2012, 2014-2017 Kia Rondo (2010-2011 models in the U.S.)
- 2011-2014 Kia Sorento
- 2011-2013 Kia Soul
- 2010 Kia Sportage (2010-2013 models in the U.S.)
According to Kia, the brake hydraulic electronic control unit (HECU) could suffer a short-circuit and cause a fire. This could occur at any time, including with the Kia vehicle parked and shut off.
Kia dealers will replace the fuses for the hydraulic electronic control units.
U.S. owner notification letters are expected to be mailed November 14, 2023.
Kia owners in the U.S. may call 800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC284.
Kia Canada can be reached at 877-542-2886, and owners can refer to recall number RC191.