Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2017-18 Kia Niro Hybrid
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 27,030
Report Date: November 11, 2022
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles previously recalled under recall 18V-666. The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance, which can overheat the rear seats. Overheated rear seats increase the risk of a fire.
Solution: Dealers will inspect the PRA and replace either the PRA or the Main Relay, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 9, 2023.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC256. This recall supersedes NHTSA recall number 18V-666.

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