Recall date March 18, 2019
Models affected
  • 2014 Kia Optima
  • 2015 Kia Optima
  • 2016 Kia Optima
  • 2017 Kia Optima
  • 2018 Kia Optima
  • 2015 Kia Sorento
  • 2016 Kia Sorento
  • 2017 Kia Sorento
  • 2018 Kia Sorento
  • 2014 Kia Sportage
  • 2015 Kia Sportage
  • 2016 Kia Sportage
  • 2017 Kia Sportage
  • 2018 Kia Sportage
Units affected 79,301

Issue: Kia Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails.

An engine failure may cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart.

Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash.

Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail.

Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module.

Note: Vehicles repaired under Service Campaign SC023 already have this software update.

Additional information may be available on Transport Canada's website