Kia Recalls 463,000 Telluride SUVs Over Fire Risk

Kia advises owners to park their vehicles outside and away from other vehicles until repairs are completed.


Kia America announced a recall affecting 462,869 model year 2020-2024 Telluride vehicles due to a potential fire risk. The recall, labeled SC316, involves a critical issue with the front power seat motor that could overheat and catch fire because of a stuck power seat slide knob.

Kia advises all affected vehicle owners to park their vehicles outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the necessary repairs are completed, to prevent possible injuries and damage resulting from the fire hazard.

To address the defect, Kia dealers will install a bracket for the power seat switch back covers and replace the seat slide knobs at no cost to the owners. Notifications to affected vehicle owners are set to begin July 30. Owners seeking more information can contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542.

For additional assistance, Kia vehicle owners can visit or call the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236. By entering their license plate number or 17-digit VIN, owners can verify if their vehicle is under recall. NHTSA also recommends downloading the SaferCar app to stay updated on current recalls.

The NHTSA emphasizes the importance of addressing safety recalls promptly. Its Recalls Lookup Tool and SaferCar app are valuable resources for vehicle owners to ensure their cars are safe and up-to-date with necessary repairs. The agency encourages owners to schedule recall repairs with their local dealers as soon as possible.

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