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Affected Models
2017 Kia Niro Hybrid

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V159000

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected 135

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles. The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

Remedy

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the MDPS motor, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin April 7, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC145.

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153)

Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

Defect Notice 573 Report

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