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February 25, 2000

1997-1999 Kia Sportage SUVs Recalled

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.

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.

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

How many did you hear about?

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