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Kia recalls 427,000 Telluride SUVs for rolling away while parked.

By Jennifer Apr 1, 2024
2020 Kia Telluride SUV Mack Hogan | CNBC

The right front driveshaft and intermediate shaft of certain 2020–2024 Tellurides may not be completely engaged, according to NHTSA documentation available online. This may eventually result in “unintended vehicle movement” while the automobiles are in park, raising the possibility of an accident.

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Earlier this month, according to NHTSA records, Kia America decided to recall all 2020–2023 model year and some 2024 model year Tellurides. There were no recorded collisions or injuries at the time.

The shaft engagement issue may be caused by improper construction; the recall applies to Tellurides 2020–2024 built between January 9, 2019, and October 19, 2023. According to Kia America, 1% of people have the flaw.

Recall papers state that dealers will repair any broken intermediate shafts at no cost to address this problem and update the electronic parking brake software on affected automobiles. Owners who have already paid for repairs will also get reimbursement.

Kia recalls over 427,000 Telluride SUVs because they might roll away while  parked | Fox 59
Kia recalls over 427,000 Telluride SUVs because they might roll away while parked | Fox 59

Drivers of the affected Tellurides are advised to manually activate the emergency brake before getting out of their cars in the meantime. Drivers may use the NHTSA website and/or Kia’s recall search tool to verify whether their particular vehicle is part of the recall and to get more information.

Dealer notice starts a few days ahead of May 15, when owner notification letters are scheduled to be sent out.

Kia America, located in Irvine, California, was contacted by the Associated Press on Sunday to provide further information.

By Jennifer


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