Find Details on the Kia Engine Recall to Keep Your Vehicle Road Safe.

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How to Address a Kia Engine Recall

Over 31 million vehicles were affected by recalls in 2020, and that year is no different from any other. In 2021, Kia recalled 440,000 cars due to an engine fire issue. The recall included a as well as the Kia Optima.

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Some of the scariest recalls deal with foods that you and your loved ones, including pets, consume. Common foods like Tyson Chicken and Hot Pockets are among the big-name brands gracing the recall list. It can be challenging to keep track of everything you own from food to medicine to vehicles to ensure you and your loved ones are safe. Luckily DoNotPay is here to help.

What Caused the Kia Recalls

Kia has faced a lot of recalls over the past several years. Several of them have involved the Optima, including the and several engine recalls.

In 2021, Kia issued a recall for the following cars:




Kia Optimas


Kia Optimas


Kia Optimas


Kia Sorentos


Kia Sorentos

The recall is due to the possibility of a brake fluid leak that can cause engine fires. If your vehicle is one of these models, there are a few things essential to know.

  • Affected vehicles need to be parked on the street away from any structures.
  • Fires can happen in affected vehicles even when they aren't running.
  • If your car or SUV was fixed for a prior recall, it still needs to go into the dealership. Previously fixed vehicles have been reported as faulty.

How to Check and Claim Kia Recalls on Your Own

Being on the lookout for vehicle recalls is stressful. If you miss a recall, it can have catastrophic results. However, there are several steps you can take to rectify a vehicle recall.

  1. Kia sent out letters to all owners of affected vehicles. Keeping an updated address on file is critical.
  2. If you do not receive a letter, you can look up vehicle recalls by the VIN.
  3. If you did not receive a letter, you can also contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
  4. Schedule an appointment with the dealership to have the new control unit installed. The new control unit has lower amperage ratings preventing short circuits which are causing the fires.

How to Check and Claim Vehicle Recalls Using DoNotPay

While you can check for vehicle recalls and claim them on your own, it is not easy or time-efficient. DoNotPay makes the process simple, easy, and quick.

How to Check for Safety Recalls on Your Vehicle Using DoNotPay’s Car Recall Monitor:

If you own a vehicle, whether it's used or new, it's crucial to check for recalls. Driving a recalled vehicle can lead to accidents and fatalities.

How the Car Recall Monitor Works:

  1. Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.

  2. Tell us how you found out about the recall.

  3. Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.

  4. Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.

  5. Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.

And that's it! DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly with confirmation and how the refund/replacement will be issued, or the next steps in getting the item repaired.

How to Schedule Car Dealership Appointments to Repair Recalled Vehicles Using DoNotPay:

If your vehicle has been recalled, you're entitled to a free repair! Regardless of whether it's a used or new car, you can use the DoNotPay Car Recall Repair product to schedule an appointment at your local car dealership and get your vehicle repaired.

How the Car Recall Repair product works:

  1. Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
  2. Tell us about the recall and which part of the vehicle is impacted.
  3. Enter the car dealership you want to visit or let us contact the closest one near you.
  4. Enter the ideal date(s) and time(s) you want to schedule your appointment for.
  5. Enter your Vehicle Identification Number.

And that's it! DoNotPay will contact your local dealership to request an appointment and ask for your vehicle to be repaired for free.

Why You Should Use DoNotPay for Your Kia Recall

Although you can deal with vehicle recalls independently, DoNotPay simplifies the process. They save you time and grant you peace of mind.

  • DoNotPay will monitor your vehicle and contact you if there is an issue. You won't have to be constantly on the lookout for new recalls.
  • DoNotPay will contact the correct people at the location of your choice and have your vehicle fixed for free at a time and date convenient for you.
  • There is zero stress involved. The time researching and contacting the correct agencies will no longer be a chore you have to deal with.

Whether you are in California or Alabama, DoNotPay is there to keep your family safe by streamlining recall detection and claims. Furthermore, recalls are only one of many services DoNotPay has to offer. From marriage certificates to woes, and more DoNotPay is there to make your life easier.

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