Kia again recalls model year 2017-2018 Niro hybrid electric vehicles

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Increased electrical resistance may overheat the rear seats

Kia Motors America is recalling 27,030 model year 2017-2018 Kia Niro hybrid electric vehicles previously recalled in 2018.

The Main Relay within the Power Relay Assembly (PRA) may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance, which can overheat the rear seats.

Overheated rear seats increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Dealers will inspect the PRA and replace either the PRA or the Main Relay -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Vehicles already repaired under the previous recall will need to have the new remedy completed.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed January 9, 2023.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC256.

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