06-7-2024, 12:10 PM

Kia recalls more than 460,000 Telluride SUVs due to fire danger

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Kia America is issuing a recall for 462,869 Telluride vehicles across the U.S. due to a potential fire hazard caused by an overheating front power seat motor, announced the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday.

The recall applies to select SUVs manufactured by the automaker between 2020 and 2024.

Kia has identified that a stuck knob may lead to a fire and potentially increase injury risks. Indicators of the problem include a sticking seat slide knob, a burning odor, and smoke emerging from beneath the seat. Vehicle owners are urged to park their SUVs outdoors and distant from buildings until repairs are made.

The safety agency noted that Kia’s dealerships are set to fit a bracket on the power seat switch back covers and replace the seat slide knobs at no cost to address the concern.

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