KIA VIN Recall Check
If you’re buying or selling a KIA vehicle, it is wise to rule out any problems that can compromise its roadworthiness. Always get a vehicle history report, tracing possible issues back to the production line.
What is a KIA VIN recall check?
At Vehicle.report, you can search for recalls issued for any KIA vehicle. Manufacturers like KIA are among the top sources of information for our comprehensive database of vehicle data. Using the vehicle identification number, you can verify if KIA issued a recall for any vehicle.
A vehicle safety recall is usually initiated by a car manufacturer for defects that pose a risk to vehicle safety. This defect may have been discovered in several vehicles of the same design or manufacture or in components of the same type and manufacture. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an agency within the US Department of Transportation, oversees the safety recalls.
A VIN or vehicle identification number is a 17-digit alphanumeric code that serves to identify your KIA vehicle as a unique unit. No two vehicles have the same VIN. It is the key to all data about a vehicle.
How do I find previous recalls on my KIA car?
Based on NHTSA data for a 31-period that ended in 2016, Kia recalled 788 cars out of 1,000 units sold. This is a pretty decent recall rate compared to the industry average which is 1,115 recalls per 1,000 vehicles sold. However, the issues in 92.4 percent of the recalled cars have consequences that could cause injury, death, crash, accident or fire. Next time you sell or buy a used Kia car, it’s best to check if it has any active recall. Check out the recalls announced by Kia in recent years:
How can I check a KIA car’s history for free?
Acquiring a free car report can be easier than paying for one or getting it from a dealership. You can do it anytime with just a few clicks as soon as you find a car you would like to consider buying. Checking the vehicle history of a car is a critical step before you proceed to other steps in the purchasing process. You should be able to get a car report without being blocked by a paywall that most vehicle history providers require.
Why should you get a free vehicle history when paid services are available? First of all, free does not mean that running a database of vehicle data does not cost anything at all. Vehicle.report lets advertisers on its website cover the cost. Free does not also mean unreliable. Using the latest technology, we are able to efficiently collate information from trusted government and industry sources.
How to run a KIA VIN recall check?
Check all active recalls for any KIA car, pickup truck or SUV in the United States in two easy steps
Check the VIN
Look for the VIN in these most common locations: through the windshield near the base of the dashboard (driver’s side) or on the door frame on the driver’s side.
You can also find the VIN on the vehicle’s documents: registration card, vehicle title, insurance card, or owner’s manual.
What can a KIA VIN recall check tell me about a recall?
NHTSA Campaign Number refers to a unique number assigned to a recall.
Summary of important details about the recall covers the model and model year of affected vehicles, the issue or part that may pose a safety risk or fail to meet minimum safety standards, and, possibly, where the vehicles were sold or registered. KIA will also explain how the defect or issue may affect the vehicle’s operation and safety.
Remedy refers to the recommended solution to the structural or mechanical problem. KIA will explain whether the issue can be fixed or if a defective component will be replaced.
Contact information includes the date when KIA will start sending notifications to owners, the KIA reference number for the recall, and the number for KIA customer service hotline.
Why should I run Vehicle.report’s KIA VIN recall check?
Based on NHTSA data for a 31-period that ended in 2016, KIA recalled 788 cars out of 1,000 units sold. This is a pretty decent recall rate compared to the industry average which is 1,115 recalls per 1,000 vehicles sold. However, the issues in 92.4 percent of the recalled cars have consequences that could cause injury, death, crash, accident or fire. Next time you sell or buy a used KIA car, it’s best to check if it has any active recall. Check out the recalls announced by KIA in recent years:
Using Vehicle.report’s 100% free KIA recall search tool, a VIN unlocks a ton of data including: