Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2023 Kia Sportage
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 19,701
Report Date: August 29, 2022
Issue: Kia America, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2023 Sportage vehicles. The alternator battery positive terminal nut may loosen, which can result in an engine stall or an electrical surge. An engine stall increases the risk of a crash, and an electrical surge increases the risk of a fire.
Solution: Dealers will inspect and tighten the alternator battery positive terminal nut, as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed September 23, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC248.

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