Approximately 630 model-year 2020-21 Kia Stinger hatchbacks equipped with 2.0-liter Turbo-GDI engines are being recalled because the fuel pump jet nozzles may have plastic burrs remaining from the manufacturing process. The plastic burrs could cause the nozzles to become blocked and prevent fuel from reaching the engine, causing the engine to stall and increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia began notifying owners on Oct. 29. 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 fuel pump and replace the jet nozzle housing assembly, if necessary.
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.