Vehicles Affected: Approximately 27,000 model-year 2017-18 Kia Niro hybrid hatchbacks
The Problem: The main relay within the power relay assembly may have inadequate connections between its contacts, causing increased electrical resistance, which can overheat the rear seat and increase the risk of a fire.
The Fix: Dealers will inspect the power relay assembly for damage. If no damage is found, the main relay will be replaced; if damage is found, the assembly will be replaced. Both repairs will be done for free.
What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Nov. 23. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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