Vehicles Affected: Kia Motors is recalling 86,880 2014 Forte sedans in the United States.
The Problem: A cooling fan resistor may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire, according to documents filed by U.S. auto safety regulators.The South Korean automaker reported several incidents of engine fires that could be linked to the resistor but no accidents or injuries, the documents said.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the cooling fan resistor and multi-fuse unit in the recalled cars for free, and owners of vehicles with a 1.8-liter engine will also have the engine control unit software updated.
What Owners Should Do: Kia will being notifying owners Feb. 24. Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.
Vehicles Affected: Porsche is recalling 13,500 Cayenne SUVs and Panamera sedans equipped with a 3-liter V6 engine. The program affects hybrid and standard-power models built from March 2011 until May 2012.
The Problem: A faulty seal may allow fuel to evaporate.
The Fix: Dealers will replace the faulty seals for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners should contact their dealer.
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 5,000 model-year 2014-2015 Toyota Prius V hybrids manufactured Nov. 7, 2013, through Jan. 7, 2015
The Problem: In these vehicles, the occupant classification system may not have been calibrated correctly. As a result, the passenger air bag may not deploy in a crash, increasing the risk of injuries.
The Fix: Dealers will recalibrate of the OCS system for free.
What Owners Should Do: Toyota will being notifying owners Feb. 15. Owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236 for more information.