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Kia America Announces Recall of Over 1.7 Million Vehicles Due to Safety Defect

Houston, Texas – Kia America, Inc. has recalled 1,730,192 vehicles in response to a defect in the vehicle’s anti-lock brake system (ABS) module. The defect has led to certain model Kias experiencing engine compartment fires.

The identified problem centers around the ABS module. The model can potentially leak and cause an electrical short circuit. This short circuit poses a serious risk of igniting an engine compartment fire when the affected vehicles are parked or operating. Such fires can result in accidents that may lead to injury or death.

Vehicles affected by the defective ABS module include:

  • 2010-2013 Forte, Forte Koup, and Sportage
  • 2011-2013 Optima Hybrid and Soul
  • 2010-2019 Borrego
  • 2015-2018 K900
  • 2012-2017 Rio
  • 2014-2016 Cadenza
  • 2011-2015 Optima
  • 2011-2014 Sorento
  • 2010-2011 Rondo

Owners of these Kia model vehicles are urged to take immediate action to address this safety concern.

If you or a family member have been injured or suffered any damages in an accident involving a Kia vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. The Ammons Law Firm can help you. Our experienced team of auto defect lawyers has the resources and training needed to hold Kia responsible for your injuries.

Contact the Ammons Law Firm today for a free case consultation and review.


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