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Kia Have Announced Recall for Sportage and Carnival SUVs

The Korean automaker has announced hundreds of models are subject to recall after faulty wiring harnesses which can cause engine cutouts.

The Reason Behind The Recall

Kia has issued a recall for its Carnival 2.2-litre diesel model due to a faulty wiring harness. The recall notice reveals that the issue stems from the incorrect manufacturing of the engine wiring harness. This has led to a potential poor connection at the crankshaft position sensor and could result in a loss of motive power and/or engine stalling. The significance of this flaw is underscored by the potential risks it poses, including an increased likelihood of accidents, injuries, or fatalities for both vehicle occupants and other road users.

Which Models Are Affected?

The recall affects Kia Carnival 2.2 CRDI vehicles that were manufactured and sold in the year 2023. The specific identification numbers (VINs) of the affected vehicles have been listed by Kia, and owners are encouraged to check whether their vehicle is part of the recall. The faulty wiring harness issue has been isolated to this particular model and production year, emphasizing the need for owners to take action.

What Owners Need To Do Next

Owners of the affected vehicles are urged to take immediate action to address the potential risks associated with the faulty wiring harness. Kia advises owners to contact their preferred Kia dealer promptly to schedule an appointment for a crucial update to the multi-function switch software. This service will be provided to owners free of charge.

How Do I Know if my Kia is Affected?

To determine whether your Kia vehicle is affected by the recall, you can refer to the list of VINs provided by Kia on their official website. Additionally, owners can directly download the list of affected VINs for reference. For those who prefer direct communication, reach out to Kia’s Customer Service hotline, or send an email to to obtain information about the recall and its implications for their specific vehicle.

How Consumers Can Take Back Control

This latest announcement from Kia affects hundreds of owners in Australia. Whilst fixes have been announced for the affected vehicles, many owners continue to be unhappy with the solutions provided by automakers. These problems have the potential to escalate into further legal action, just like this – underlining the importance of protecting consumer rights.

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About the Author
Sepehr Daghighian is a partner with CCA that is well-versed in all aspects of lemon-law litigation. A 2005 graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Daghighian has been practicing litigation throughout the state of California for over 13-years. In this time, Mr. Daghighian has advocated on behalf of California consumers in hundreds of lemon law cases throughout our great state. Mr. Daghighian has also successfully tried numerous such cases to verdict in both Federal and State Court.