Make : KIA Model : SPORTAGE Year : 2008
Build Dates : 2007-08-09 - 2009-05-13
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V815000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-12-28 Date Received by ODI: 2016-11-10 Date Added to Database: 2016-11-10
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC138
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 71704
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2008-2009 Kia Sportage vehicles manufactured August 9, 2007, to May 13, 2009. The wire harness cover on the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit "HECU" may be improperly sealed allowing water to get onto the HECU circuit board. If the water is contaminated with salt, such as could occur from melted snow, the wire harness connector pins may corrode and the circuit board may short circuit.
      If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector pins for corrosion, if no corrosion is found, the connector cover will be replaced. If corrosion is present, the dealer will replace the HECU assembly and the connector cover, free of charge. The recall began on November 28, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC138.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
      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