Kia is recalling approximately 16,000 model-year 2018 Kia Stinger hatchbacks due to faulty wiring. Wires in the front wiring harness located in the engine and passenger compartment can become damaged if they rub against a rough patch of the vehicle’s left fender, which could cause a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Kia will begin notifying owners Dec. 20. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the wiring harness for damage. If none is found, a cover will be installed. If damage is found, the wiring harness will be repaired and a cover will be installed.
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.