KIA will recall almost 295,000 of ITS vehicles in the United States. The reason was the threat of fire in the engine compartment, while the specific cause of the possible defect is not named.
The recall campaign includes models such as the Sorento (2012-2013), Sportage (2012), Forte and Forte Koup (2012-2015), as well as hybrid versions of Optima (2011-2013) and Soul (2014-2015). All of these cars were equipped with a 2.4-liter engine of the Theta II family or with a 2.0-liter engine of the Nu family.
KIA dealerships will examine the engine compartments of these cars for the smell of burning or smoke during operation and extraneous noise. It is possible that these vehicles may have fuel and/or oil leaks. If any defect is found, the manufacturer will make repairs at its own expense, or replace the entire unit.