Fire risk: Kia recalls more than 20,000 Telluride SUVs in Canada

By: 600011 On: Jun 11, 2024, 1:12 PM


Kia is recalling more than 20,000 Telluride SUVs in Canada over a potential fire hazard caused by a faulty front seat adjustment knob. The recalls include 20,563 Telluride models from 2020 to 2024. About 462,869 vehicles have been recalled in the United States.

Seat adjustment knobs can get stuck and the front power seat motor can overheat. The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says this increases the risk of a fire while parked or driving. A Kia spokesperson said extreme caution should be taken because of the risk of fire. The spokesman said it could take seven weeks or more to fix the problem.

From July 31, 2024, owners will be sent instructions via mail to take the vehicle to a Kia dealer, the spokesperson said. Kia issued a recall in the U.S. on June 7, but neither Kia nor Transport Canada has officially announced a recall in Canada.