Fire risk prompts Kia to recall 39,000 Soul, Sportage, and Seltos vehicles

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The electric oil pump assembly may cause a fire

Kia America is recalling 39,765 model year 2023 Souls & Sportages, and model year 2023-2024 Seltos vehicles.

The electronic controller for the Idle Stop & Go oil pump assembly may contain damaged electrical components that can cause the pump to overheat.

An overheated electric oil pump assembly increases the risk of a vehicle fire.

What to do

Owners are should park outside and away from structures until the recall repair is complete.

Dealers will inspect and replace the electric oil pump controller -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owners will be notified by mail starting September 28, 2023. Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC275.

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