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Comfort 9
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Performance 9
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Fuel Economy 9
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Interior Design 9
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Exterior Styling 9
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Reliability 9
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Yuri0528 28/5000 Very good driving and security. December 13, 2017
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You feel like you are driving a luxury car. All comfort and security. It is a car with all the features available in the market. I recommend it as a car.
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2019639
Recall date
2019-12-17
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC029
Units Affected:
26,082
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Kia Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure may cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module.
Recall number
2019367
Recall date
2019-07-25
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC128
Units Affected:
112
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, a problem with the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system may cause the brake assist feature not to work properly. This could affect the ability to help reduce or avoid a crash with a stationary vehicle. Safety Risk: If the brake assist system does not work properly, there could be an increased risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Kia will notify owners by mail and instruct them to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system.
Recall number
2019153
Recall date
2019-03-21
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC027
Units Affected:
29,501
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Kia Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure may cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Vehicles repaired under Service Campaign SC025 already have this software update.
Recall number
2019143
Recall date
2019-03-18
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC026
Units Affected:
79,301
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Kia Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure may cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Vehicles repaired under Service Campaign SC023 already have this software update.
Recall number
2019098
Recall date
2019-02-27
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC124
Units Affected:
760
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: When the engine was replaced under warranty or under Kia's Product Improvement Campaign SC023, the high pressure fuel pipe may not have been properly installed on the fuel pump outlet. A fuel leak could occur if the pipe was damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the recall repair. Safety Risk: Leaking fuel in the presence of an ignition source could increase the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer for an inspection. If fuel leakage is detected, the fuel pipe will be replaced with a new one.
Recall number
2018742
Recall date
2018-12-28
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC123
Units Affected:
2,878
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, when repairs were completed under recall campaign 2017-199 (Kia RC109), the high pressure fuel pipe may not have been properly installed on the fuel pump outlet. A fuel leak could occur if the pipe was damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the recall repair. A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, could create the risk of a fire causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will inspect the connections of the high pressure fuel pipe to the fuel pump outlet for leaking fuel. If leaking fuel is detected, the fuel pipe will be replaced with a new one.
Recall number
2018301
Recall date
2018-06-08
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC117
Units Affected:
65,548
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain gasoline and hybrid engine vehicles, the circuits within the airbag control unit may become damaged. This could cause the airbags and seat belt pretensioners to not deploy in certain collisions where deployment is warranted, which could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will install a wire harness kit between the ACU connector and vehicle harness connector as necessary. Note: This recall does not affect the 2013 model year Optima Hybrid.
Recall number
2018132
Recall date
2018-03-15
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2017 2018
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC114
Units Affected:
112
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain plug-in hybrid vehicles, the battery Voltage Protection Device (VPD) switch could inadvertently activate. If the VPD switch is activated, electricity to the vehicle's electric motor may be disconnected. If this occurs while the vehicle is driven under Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, the vehicle may experience a loss of motive power, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will remove the current VPD switch and install two newly designed battery management systems containing new overvoltage protection devices. The corresponding wiring harness will also be installed. Note: This condition would result in the of the “Check Hybrid System" warning light illuminating.
Recall number
2017199
Recall date
2017-04-07
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2011 2012 2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC109
Units Affected:
37,504
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles equipped with 2.0L and 2.4L engines, the engine may contain residual metallic debris from factory machining operations. If debris is present, it could potentially restrict oil flow to the main bearings and rod bearings and could lead to premature wear. If the vehicle continues to be driven with worn bearings, the bearings could fail, which could cause an engine stall while the vehicle is in motion, resulting in loss of motive power which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Worn bearings could also result in the illumination of the oil pressure lamp in the instrument cluster. Correction: Dealers will inspect, and if necessary, replace the engine sub-assembly.
Recall number
2016514
Recall date
2016-10-18
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2016
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC105
Units Affected:
575
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine, the passenger side axle shaft could fail. This could result in a loss of vehicle propulsion which could increase the risk of a crash. This could also allow the vehicle to roll away if parked on a sufficient slope, despite the transmission shift lever being set in the PARK position. Both issues could cause injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the right front axle shaft assembly.
Recall number
2013098
Recall date
2013-04-03
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
RC084
Units Affected:
106,098
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the stop lamp switch may fail and cause intermittent operation of the brake lights. Failure of the brake lights to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the switch.
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