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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-12-2018, 06:34 PM Thread Starter
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Recall Alert 2017 Niro

The problem is described as follows: "The hydraulic clutch actuator inner oil seal may leak, allowing oil to accumulate in the cap area, possibly resulting in an electrical short and increasing the risk of a fire."


The article says Kia will start contacting customers in June for a free fix of the problem. The article is linked below:
https://www.cars.com/articles/2017-k...1420699944182/
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Another article on this, with more information.

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-...for-fire-risk/
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Kia vehicles recalled: Certain 2017 Kia Niro hybrids.

The problem: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the hydraulic clutch actuatorís inner oil seal may leak. This could allow oil to accumulate in the cap area and possibly result in an electrical short that may lead to a fire.
The fix: Kia dealers will inspect hydraulic clutch actuator caps for leaked oil and replace the assembly or replace the HCA cap with additional sealant, free of charge.
How to contact the manufacturer: The recall is expected to begin June 15, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542.

NHTSA campaign number: NHTSAís campaign number is 18V257000. Kia's number for this recall is SC163.
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So they have no idea of which vins/models in particular are affected by this problem? Which means they are going to have to inspect each Niro individually. At least they already have a fix in line and are beginning repairs soon.
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You can look up your VIN at the below link and see if your car is affected.
https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/


I checked mine, and it said "0 recalls" -- so apparently my 2017 Niro is not on the recall list. When I take it in for my first oil change in about 500 miles, I will confirm this with the dealership.
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Could always check your vin on the NHTSA site and give your dealership a call just to be doubly sure that yours isn't affected.
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You can look up your VIN at the below link and see if your car is affected.
https://vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/


I checked mine, and it said "0 recalls" -- so apparently my 2017 Niro is not on the recall list. When I take it in for my first oil change in about 500 miles, I will confirm this with the dealership.
Thanks for checking and reporting about it here, hopefully other owners do that along with posting any vital production information. I think even stating when the vehicle was bought could help see a pattern of which production batches were impacted.
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Mines not on there currently either but I have to wonder whether it may be too early? We will see...
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I was told the affected models were built mid 2016 so they are mostly Niros purchased early. Mines in the shop now for oil and a new radio (screen bleed).. I purchased mine late 2017 (when the 2018 models were being announced) so hopefully it isn't affected.. there are two service bulletins on mine though that is requiring them to check the electric drive motor R&R and to check a wiring harness. Nothing about the mentioned recall yet on mine though.
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