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2019 Kia Rio Recall

Item Affected: LATCHES / LOCKS / LINKAGES: TRUNK LID: LATCH
Date Announced: 08-08-2021
Description of Recall:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte 4-door, Forte Koup 2-door, and 2018-2019 Rio 4-door vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC216.
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2018 Kia Rio Recall

Item Affected: LATCHES / LOCKS / LINKAGES: TRUNK LID: LATCH
Date Announced: 08-08-2021
Description of Recall:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2016-2018 Forte 4-door, Forte Koup 2-door, and 2018-2019 Rio 4-door vehicles. The trunk latch may become damaged, preventing the opening of the trunk from the inside. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 401, "Internal Trunk Release."
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the trunk latch assembly, free of charge. Interim owner notification letters were mailed on October 5, 2021. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC216.
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2003 Kia Rio Recall

Item Affected:
Date Announced:
Description of Recall:
On certain passenger vehicles, the fuel intake nipple on the fuel distributor is subject to fracture or cracking during removal of the quick connect coupling securing the main fuel tube assembly to the fuel intake nipple, or when force is accidentally applied to the intake nipple during the vehicle assembly process or during engine compartment repairs. Fuel leakage in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Action Need To Fix It:
Dealers will replace the fuel distributor and main fuel tube assemblies. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during June 2004. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
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