KIA is recalling 2017 KIA Niro SUVs for an issue with the clutch inner seal leaking which could lead to an electrical short.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V257000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected 27,029

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Kia Niro vehicles. The Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) inner oil seal may leak, allowing oil to accumulate in the cap area, possibly resulting in an electrical short.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HCA caps for leaked oil and replace the HCA assembly if needed, or replace the HCA cap with additional sealant. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC163.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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