KIA NIRO HYBRID 2017: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM

Make : KIA Model : NIRO HYBRID Year : 2017
Build Dates : 2017-12-23 - 2017-01-11
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V159000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-04-03 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-10 Date Added to Database: 2017-03-14
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC145
Component: STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 135
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering "MDPS" connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.
Consequence:
      Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS motor, free of charge. The recall began April 3, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC145.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.