Hyundai and Kia, which are owned by the same corporation, recently recalled about 625,000 SUVs and minivans. If you own a Hyundai or Kia, check to see if your vehicle is on this latest car recall list.
The recall applies to the following vehicles:
- 120,000 Hyundai Tucson SUVs, model years 2011-2013, made between May 1, 2010, and Dec. 31, 2012
- 378,967 Kia Soul SUVs, model years 2012-2016, made between July 8, 2011, and Aug. 11, 2016
- 94,389 Kia Sedona minivans, model years 2015-2018, made between July 29, 2014, and July 17, 2017
- 32,296 Kia Sportage SUVs, model years 2011 and 2012, made between June 11, 2010, and Feb. 13, 2012
The Kia Souls included in the recall have catalytic converter problems that could lead to engine damage.
The recalled Kia Sedonas with manual (not power) front passenger seats have seat harness issues that could lead to unnecessary airbag deployment during an accident.
The affected Hyundai Tucsons and Kia Sportages have oil pan leak issues that can lead to engine damage or fire.
The Sportage SUVs were already a part of another recall. The Kia and Hyundai recalls started smaller and expanded.
Since 2015, the Korean company that owns both Kia and Hyundai has recalled 2.3 million vehicles due to serious issues. It says no accidents or injuries have resulted from any of the problems affecting the recalled models.
Don’t want to wait for the companies to contact you directly if you own one of the recalled vehicles? The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a site where you can enter your car’s VIN number to check if it’s on any current recall lists. You can also search by car make and model.
Affected owners can reach Kia at 800-333-4542 and Hyundai at 855-371-9460.
Other recent automobile recalls include Ford and Lincoln vehicles that had potential whiplash issues. Vehicles from a slew of companies, including Subaru, Tesla, BMW, Volkswagen, Mercedes and Ferrari, were recently recalled for a potentially dangerous airbag issue.
In fall 2018, Jeep Wranglers also had welding issues that could cause crashes.
Do you own a Kia or Hyundai on this list?