KIA Recall of Certain Model Year 2004 – 2007 Spectra LD Vehicles

Washington, D.C.—(ENEWSPF)—April 29, 2011.

Summary: KIA recall of certain model year 2004 – 2007 Spectra LD vehicles manufactured from November 7, 2003, through March 6, 2007, originally sold, or currently registered in , Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia.  There is a possibility that corrosion of the fuel tank straps which hold the tank may occur as a result of prolonged exposure to road salt.  As a result of the corrosion one or both straps may separate allowing the fuel tank to contact the ground and possible disrupt the integrity of the tank.

Consequence:  The fuel tank can fall from the vehicle and strike the ground which could cause a fuel leak.  Leaking fuel can create a fire hazard.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the fuel tank straps and attaching hardware with new zinc coated parts.  This service will be performed free of charge.  The Safety Recall is expected to begin during June 2011.  Owners may contact KIA at 800-333-4542.

Notes: KIA Safety Recall No. SC090.  Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Source: dot.gov