February 25, 20001997-1999 Kia Sportage SUVs
Irvine, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Kia Motors America
today announced the voluntary recall of 1997, 1998 and certain 1999 Sportage sport-utility
vehicles because bad connections in the fuel injection wire harness circuit could cause
the engine to stall. If the engine stalls, an accident could occur.
Approximately 80,000 Sportage SUVs
nationwide are affected by this recall.
According to a spokesman for the
company, owner notification has already begun. Owners of affected vehicles should
call their local Kia dealer to schedule the recall work.
The repair that will modify the fuel
injection wire harness circuit should take about 2 hours will be done at no charge.
Consumers with questions should call
Kia Customer Service at 1-800-333-4542.
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During 2001 there were over
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States for safety reasons!
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