Recall Alert: Kia EV6, Niro EV

Kia has recalled about 1,200 electric vehicles (EVs) because their drive shafts can break, causing a loss of all power.

Recalled models include:

Kia tells federal safety regulators “the left-hand drive shaft in the subject Niro EV vehicles and rear inner drive shaft in the subject EV6 vehicles may have been improperly heat-treated.” Heat treating helps determine the strength of a metal, so “an improperly heat-treated drive shaft may break under load resulting in a loss of motive power.”

Dealers will replace the affected drive shafts with new, properly heat-treated parts.

Recall repairs, by law, are free. Many cars are recalled, often more than once, during their lifespan. Automakers try to contact every owner but don’t always reach them all. Find out whether your car has any outstanding recalls with the easy VIN tool at our recall center.

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