Kia Recalls Nearly Every Telluride SUV for Rolling Away in Park

March 29, 2024
The recall includes 2020-2023 Tellurides and some 2024 models.

Kia has issued a recall for all of its 2020-2023 Telluride SUVs, as well as some 2024 models, for rolling away while in Park, according to Consumer Reports.

The recall covers a total of 427,407 vehicles. Kia has currently received 16 reports of unintended vehicle movement, but none that include injuries or crashes.

The problem stems from an assembly error that prevents two vital drivetrain components from fully engaging: the intermediate shaft and right front driveshaft.

In this event, drivers of affected vehicles may experience grinding sounds, vibrations, or noise when driving over bumps or making a turn. The vehicle’s ability to shift into Drive or Reverse may also be impacted.

To resolve the issue, dealers will install a software update that will automatically engage the parking brake when needed. If physical damage is found on the intermediate shaft, it will be replaced. 

Until drivers can receive the fix, Kia is instructing them to manually engage the parking brake when parking their vehicle. Vehicle owners who have already paid for repairs related to the problem may be eligible for reimbursement from Kia.

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