Kia is recalling 71,704 model-year 2008-2009 Sportage vehicles that were previously recalled in November 2016.  A fire can ignite in the engine compartment, near the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), increasing the risk of injury. The risk is present when the car is parked or being driven.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

The remedy is currently under development. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures and other vehicles until the recall repair has been completed.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.