The Kia Telluride Faces a Recall for Rollaway Risk


the kia telluride faces a recall for rollaway risk

Kia is recalling more than 400,000 Telluride SUVs for risk of rolling away in park. The ultra-popular family hauler’s driveshafts may not fully engage, causing damage and unintended rolling.

Affected vehicles include all 2020-2023 Tellurides and some from 2024, totaling 427m407 units. Kia said, “The intermediate shaft and right front driveshaft may not be fully engaged due to suspected improper assembly by the supplier. Over time, partial engagement can cause damage to the intermediate shaft splines. Damaged shaft splines may result in unintended vehicle movement in Park if the parking brake is not engaged.

The automaker said it was unaware of any accidents or injuries related to the problem. Kia dealers will fix the issue by installing updated electronic parking brake software that automatically engages the parking brake when the SUV is placed into Park. In the meantime, owners are advised to make sure the parking brake is set before leaving the vehicle. As with all recalls, the repair is free for owners, and Kia said it would reimburse any expenses incurred.

The Telluride remains a popular option in the Kia catalog five years after its release, but some model years have fared better than others on recalls. The 2022 model has five, including one for an incorrect spare tire size and a blank digital gauge cluster. The 2023 Telluride has three recalls, including one for the rollaway risk, the gauge cluster, and its second-row airbags, which might not deploy.

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