PhotoKia Motors America is recalling 71,653 model year 2011-2017 Optimas, model year 2012-2017 Sorentos and model year 2011-2018 Sportages that previously received an engine replacement under an earlier recall, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign.

The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

What to do

Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge.

The recall began January 17, 2019.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.

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