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Kia Recalls 462,869 SUVs Due to Risk of Front Seat Catching Fire

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Kia issued a recall of over 462,000 2020-2024 Telluride SUVs due to a risk of front seat fires caused by jammed power seat knobs overheating.

Owners will be notified starting July 30 to contact Kia customer service and take precautions by parking outdoors away from other vehicles.

To address the issue, dealers will install protective brackets and replace seat knobs at no cost.

“To fix the issue, dealers will install a bracket for the power seat switch back covers and replace the seat slide knobs, free of charge,” the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated.

Fire concerns have long plagued Hyundai and Kia, resulting in several recalls in recent years, including over 3 million vehicles in 2023 for a brake control module leak risk and nearly 300,000 Kias in 2020 for engine compartment fires.

The automakers have faced fines for delays in recalling vehicles with propensity for engine failures and fires.

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