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Kia recalls model year 2021-2022 Rios and Fortes

The steering column may detach from the steering rack

2022 Kia Rio
Photo source: Kia
Kia Motors America is recalling 30 model year 2021-2022 Rios and Fortes.

A bolt in the steering column may not be secured properly, which can cause the steering column to detach from the steering rack and result in a loss of steering control.

Loss of steering control can increase the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will tighten the lower steering column u-joint retention bolt free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on May 27, 2022.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall SC235.

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