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January 22, 2000

1997-1999 Kia Sportage Recalled

Washington, DC (SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has published the recall of certain 1997-1999 Kia Sportage automobiles, manufactured between August 1996 - February 1999, because the wires connected to the C123 and C124 connectors can be put under tension by movement of the engine.

This results in a pulling of the wires and connectors, causing the connections to loosen, resulting in a loss of circuit continuity that can cause engine stalling.

Approximately 77,000 vehicles are affected by this recall.  Dealers will install spring clips to lock the connectors together. In addition, the dealers will be instructed to solder a splice in the wire harness.

Owner notification was expected to begin during December 1999/January 2000. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Kia at 1-949-470-7000.

[NHTSA Recall No. 99V325]

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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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