Kia Recalls: What Should I Do?

How Do I Know if My Kia Has a Recall?

What Happens if My Kia is Recalled?

Kia Recalls: Vehicles Recall Center in Cleveland, OH

If you’ve received a Kia recall notice for your vehicle, you’re probably wondering what’s wrong with your car or what step to take next. While recalls are a big deal, you can be confident that Cleveland Kia has all it takes to make the Kia recall process easy and much more convenient for you.

Wondering what to do if your Kia is recalled? We’ve discussed everything you need to know about Kia recalls below. Alternatively, you can contact us directly if you’ve received a Kia recall and have questions about how we can assist you.

What is a Kia Vehicle Recall?

A Kia vehicle recall is a notice on a Kia car, SUV, truck, or component that presents some safety risks. As with any vehicle, Kia recalls are prompted by customer complaints triggering an official National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation. When Kia or NHTSA determines that a Kia vehicle or part creates a significant safety risk or fails to meet minimum safety standards, it issues a recall to have the problem fixed so that owners can drive safely and more confidently.

Please note that unless informed otherwise, or in the case of Stop Drive Recall, where Kia recalls vehicles for fire risks, Cleveland drivers can continue to use vehicles affected by a Kia safety recall while waiting for the issue affecting their vehicle to be fixed, since most Kia recalls pertain to defects that do not present a severe safety risk.

How Do I Know if My Kia Has a Recall?

The NHTSA requires car manufacturers to contact all registered owners and drivers whose cars are affected by a recall. Hence, Kia customers usually receive a recall notice by mail and official press releases. If the recall pertains to something relatively innocuous, the recall notice may contain instructions on how to safely operate your car, truck, or SUV before it is fixed.

To confirm your car’s recall status, check for open recalls on the vehicle by visiting the NHTSA’s recall site and entering your 17-digit VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) in the field provided. You should see your Kia’s VIN in the lower-left corner of the windshield or on your registration. Alternatively, you can visit the Kia recall portal and input your VIN in the space provided to check if your vehicle is subject to any open safety recalls.

Do I Have to Pay Out of Pocket for a Recall Repair on My Car?

As a general rule, all safety recall repairs are provided free of charge on cars that are less than ten years old. Since the law requires manufacturers to fix the problem the vehicle has, you can expect to incur zero repair costs.

Once you get a Kia recall notice in Cleveland, be sure to contact Cleveland Kia to schedule an appointment to bring your car, truck, or SUV in so our technicians can fix whatever issue your vehicle is having. Depending on the nature of the repair, your Kia may be in our service facility for a few minutes or a few days.

Bring Your Kia to Cleveland Kia Today!

If you’ve received a Kia recall on your car or SUV, schedule an appointment online with our certified technicians to have your vehicle inspected and repaired free of charge. Not sure whether your recall is simply a precaution or as a result of a major safety risk? Call us today to find out! Our Cleveland Kia dealership also carries a large inventory of new and pre-owned Kia vehicles that will give you peace of mind.

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