Approximately 100 model-year 2020 Kia Stinger hatchbacks equipped with turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines are being recalled due to issues with the power steering assembly. A component within the rack-mounted motor-driven power steering assembly may have been manufactured incorrectly, possibly causing the steering to lock or become difficult while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia began notifying owners on Aug. 28. 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 replace the MDPS assembly.
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.