Kia Recalls 7,722 Sportage Vehicles, July 2, 2015

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—July 2, 2015

SUMMARY: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011 Sportage vehicles manufactured March 7, 2011, to June 8, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the brake light switch may intermittently fail.

CONSEQUENCE: Whenever the brake switch is not working, the brake lights will not illuminate, reducing the ability to warn other motorists of the driver’s intentions of stopping, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake light switch, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC121.

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.

Source: dot.gov