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Kia Announces Recall of Over 427,000 Telluride SUVs Due to Rollaway Risk

  • Kia Motors Corporation has issued a safety recall (NHTSA ID: 23V-652000) affecting multiple models and model years.
  • The recall is due to a potential issue with the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module.
  • This electrical short increases the risk of an engine compartment fire while driving or parked.
  • Owners of affected vehicles are urged to contact their local Kia dealership for inspection and repair.
  • The repair will be conducted free of charge to the owner.
Kia Announces Recall of Over 427,000 Telluride SUVs Due to Rollaway Risk
Kia Announces Recall of Over 427,000 Telluride SUVs Due to Rollaway Risk

Kia Motors Corporation has issued a recall for more than 427,000 units of its popular Telluride SUVs, citing a potential defect that could result in the vehicles rolling away while parked.

Documents released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that certain 2020-2024 models of the Telluride may experience insufficient engagement of the intermediate shaft and right front driveshaft.

This inadequacy could lead to unintended vehicle movement even when the car is in park mode, significantly heightening the risk of accidents.

The recall decision, initiated by Kia America earlier this month, encompasses all 2020-2023 model year Tellurides and select 2024 models. As of now, there have been no reported injuries or accidents associated with the issue.


Suspected to stem from improper assembly procedures, the recall extends to Tellurides manufactured between January 9, 2019, and October 19, 2023. Kia America estimates that approximately 1% of the affected vehicles may harbor the defect.

To address the problem, Kia dealers will conduct a comprehensive update of the electronic parking brake software and replace any damaged intermediate shafts at no cost to the owners. Furthermore, individuals who have already incurred expenses for related repairs will be duly reimbursed.

In the interim, owners of the impacted Tellurides are advised to manually engage the emergency brake before exiting the vehicle as an added precautionary measure.

Additionally, they can verify if their particular vehicle is subject to the recall by utilizing the resources available on the NHTSA website or Kia’s dedicated recall lookup platform.

Notification letters informing owners of the recall are scheduled to be dispatched starting May 15, with dealers being notified a few days prior to facilitate swift action.

When contacted for comment, Kia America, headquartered in Irvine, California, remained unavailable for immediate response on Sunday.

As Kia takes proactive measures to rectify the issue, ensuring the safety of Telluride owners remains a top priority for the automotive manufacturer.

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