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Kia recalls 2017 Niro vehicles

An inner oil seal may leak, increasing the risk of a fire

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for over 27,000 units of its 2017 Niro vehicles.

The company reports that the Hydraulic Clutch Actuator (HCA) inner oil seal may leak, which could cause oil to accumulate in the cap area and cause an electrical short. These types of shorts can increase the risk of a fire.

Kia representatives will notify vehicle owners of the issue, and dealers will inspect HCA caps and replace the assembly, if necessary, free of charge.

Consumers can contact the company via its customer service line by calling 1-855-371-9460. Owners can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) by visiting the agency's online site at or calling 1-888-327-4236.

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