Kia recalls thousands of Tellurides because of fire risk

Kia recalls 462,869 Telluride SUVs (2020-2024) due to fire risk. Owners advised to park outside until repaired - Kia

Kia says the vehicles should be parked outside until repaired

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that Kia is recalling 462,869 model year 2020-2024 Telluride vehicles because of a risk of fire. The company has told owners the vehicles should be parked outside until repaired.

The front power seat motor on the affected vehicles could overheat because of a stuck power seat slide knob, potentially resulting in a fire and increasing the risk of injury. Kia says a fire can occur when the vehicles are being driven or when they are parked.

To fix the issue, dealers will install a bracket for the power seat switch back covers and replace the seat slide knobs, free of charge.

What to do

To see if your vehicle is among those being recalled, go to NHTSA’s recall website and enter the license plate number or 17-digit PIN.

Owners can expect to be notified by mail starting July 30 and can contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542. Kia’s number for the recall is SC316.

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