Kia Sportage Recalled For Misprinted Labels

Wrong printing on tire pressure label causes Kia Sportage recall.

Posted in Recalls

— The trouble a simple label can cause in the automotive world.  Just ask Kia which announced a recall of almost 12,000 model year 2014 Kia Sportage vehicles because of label problems.

Kia told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration a tire pressure label has the wrong psi specifications.  It's only off by a couple psi, but it's enough to violate federal safety standards.

It probably didn't cause any Sportage owners a problem, but Kia said they will reimburse owners any repair expenses already incurred.

Beyond that, the recall should begin this month and will require a trip to your dealer to fix the label.  Kia will also mail a new sticker for use in the owners manual.

If you have questions about the tires or the recall, contact Kia at 800-333-4542 and tell them you want info about recall number SC103.