Approximately 87,000 model-year 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs equipped with Smart Cruise Control (SCC) are being recalled due to brake light issues. When a trailer is connected to the vehicle, the trailer brake lights will not illuminate when the SCC applies the brakes. Inoperative trailer brake lights can fail to warn other drivers that the vehicle is slowing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia will begin notifying owners on Sept. 10. Owners can call the automaker at 800-222-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will install an additional wire harness to the main fuse box to signal the trailer brake lights.
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.