Kia Stinger and K900 Sedans with V6 Engines Recalled Over Fire Hazard

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Kia has initiated a recall for specific models of its discontinued Stinger and K900 sedans, citing a potential fire hazard related to a turbocharger assembly. The recall impacts 36,248 vehicles, with an estimated 1% exhibiting the defect.

Affected units of the 2018-2022 Kia Stinger, produced between September 21, 2017, and September 15, 2021, are equipped with turbocharged 3.3-liter Smartstream gasoline direct injection V6 engines.

One 2023 Stinger manufactured on June 29, 2022, is affected. Similarly, the recall encompasses 2019-2020 Kia K900 units manufactured from August 8, 2018, to August 24, 2020, also featuring the V6 engine.

Although the Stinger and K900 were discontinued in 2021 and 2021, respectively, in the US, Kia’s sedan lineup now comprises the K5, Forte, and Rio.

In North America, Kia has documented 25 instances (14 Stingers, 11 K900s) associated with the reported defect, with one case involving localized melting due to a fire in the engine compartment. Fortunately, no injuries or accidents have been reported.

The remedy for affected owners involves visiting a Kia dealership, where the left-hand turbocharger oil feed pipe and hose assembly will be replaced with an enhanced version at no cost.

Kia has established a reimbursement program for those who have previously replaced or repaired defective parts. Notably, the replacement part utilizes a different material that is less susceptible to deterioration.

Kia underscores that Stinger sedans produced outside the specified date ranges were already equipped with an improved pipe and hose assembly.

This isn’t the first recall for the Stinger. Earlier versions of the performance sedan were subject to recalls due to the potential ignition of wiring harnesses, while certain units required ABS replacement several years ago owing to fire risk.

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By Jayson O'Neil

Jayson is a car-o-holic, and you will often find him writing about cars & bikes here at DaxStreet. You can reach out to him at [email protected]

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