427K Kia Tellurides Recalled for Rollaway Risk


Kia America issued a recall for 427,407 examples of its Telluride large SUV for increased rollaway risk due to a driveshaft assembly issue.

According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) the recall covers all 2020–23 model year Tellurides and select 2024 units. The issue stems from an intermediate shaft and a front right driveshaft that may have been incorrectly assembled. Down the line, an incorrectly assembled shaft might not engage fully, potentially damaging the splines of the axle shaft and eventually causing it to fail, leading to a vehicle that could roll away even while the transmission is shifted to park.

2020 Kia Telluride profile rolling

Until recall work can be performed, affected owners are advised to manually engage the emergency parking brake prior to exiting the vehicle. When your Telluride does get into a dealership, dealers will update the electronic parking brake software and replace any damaged intermediate shafts as necessary.

Although the recall report estimates that only 1 percent of Tellurides are affected by the driveshaft issue, all owners are advised to make plans to see a dealer soon. Kia will notify affected owners via mail on May 15 and will cover the costs associated with any necessary repairs.


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