Kia recalls nearly 109,000 cars due to non-functional digital instrument displays

Kia has issued a recall which will impact a total of 108,936 cars in the US, due to some faulty digital instrument cluster. The real document reveals the the faulty instrument in the affected vehicles might not work, which leads to failure in complying with the US’s Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). The document also revealed the models, which are affected by the campaign, are 2023 Kia Soul, Telluride, Niro Hybrid, Niro Plug-in Hybrid, Sportage, Sportage Hybrid and Sportage Plug-In Hybrid.

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As per the reports by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the affected models comes with a 4.2 inch LCD screen as a digital instrument cluster. Now, due to a glitch, the said instrument is not working in the affected cars, which causes electric noses due to voltage instability when the vehicle is starting causing boot errors in the screen. This leads to the screen being blank while the driver is operating the vehicle. With the driver unable to see important vehicle information required by the FMVSS, further revealing the NHTSA.

This fault will not allow the drivers to see vital information such as tyre pressure, monitoring information, warning messages and other vital vehicle indicators, which could lead to an accident. Although, Kia claims that they have not yet received any reports of accidents.