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71,000 Kia Sorentos, Sportages Recalled for Tow Hitch Harnesses

71,000 Kia Sorentos, Sportages Recalled for Tow Hitch Harnesses Small and medium-sized SUVs from Kia are undergoing, and now the South Korean manufacturer is making another addition: the recall. Nearly 71,000 Sorento and Sportage cars were affected.

71,000 Kia Sorentos, Sportages Recalled for Tow Hitch Harnesses

2016-22 Sorentos, 2021-23 Sorento Hybrid, 2022-23 Sorento PHEVs and 2017-22 Sportage are affected by the latest towing, which includes SUVs originally equipped with a tow belt or purchased through a Kia dealer. Debris and moisture build up on the printed circuit board of the hitch unit may cause an electrical short, which could result in a fire, increasing the risk of injury.

The treatment is currently in development, but for now, owners are advised to park outside and away from structures until the repair is complete. Kia will begin notifying owners on November 14, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542 (Kia’s recall number is SC249) or visit to check out and learn more.

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