One could imagine that Kia would follow the example of Hyundai, which announced a few days ago the recall of nearly 150,000 vehicles in Canada to update the engine control module.
It is now done: just under 80,000 Kia vehicles are being recalled across the country for the same kind of “product improvement campaign”.
The goal, according to the company, is to help spot potential problems before the engine fails.
On the Kia side, therefore, the affected models are the Forte 2016 to 2018 and Rondo 2014 to 2015 equipped with a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine, as well as the Forte 2010 to 2011, Rondo 2010 to 2012, Sorento 2011 and Sportage. 2011 to 2013 equipped with a 2.4 liter naturally aspirated engine.
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Kia will be contacting owners shortly to ask them to bring their vehicle to a dealership to update the engine control module software.
If you own any of the models identified above and notice an unusual engine noise, low power, or even a check engine light (Check Engine) or oil pressure that comes on, Kia recommends that you go to a dealer immediately to have your vehicle inspected.
Hyundai had previously mentioned that it does not recognize specific engine problems, but sees fit to “add a degree of protection” to the control module in question.
Last December, Kia announced a recall of nearly 40,000 vehicles in Canada because a fire could start in the engine compartment while the vehicle is in motion. This was a preventative recall to avoid the risk of fire due to fuel leaks, oil leaks and / or engine damage.
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