Kia is recalling 1,200 Kia EV6 and Niro vehicles due to a transmission issue.

Kia is recalling over 1,200 EV6 and Niro EV vehicles due to a transmission defect that could cause a loss of power.

The recall affects the 2023 models of Kia EV6 and Kia Niro EV 2023-2024.

Kia estimates that 1,243 vehicles could potentially be affected.

Kia has informed the NHTSA of the recall due to a faulty transmission shaft.

There is a possibility of the shaft breaking under pressure due to incorrect heat treatment.

Kia dealerships will replace the faulty transmission shafts with new ones that have been properly heat treated.

There will be no cost to the owners for this operation.

The problem was identified after an incident in Turkey reported by Kia headquarters earlier this month.

No similar incidents have been found on Niro EV models after field analysis, but the EV6 models share the same supplier for the interior rear transmission shafts.

No accidents or injuries have been reported, but Kia is recalling the vehicles as a precautionary measure.

Notification to owners is scheduled for March 9.

The affected vehicles and production periods are:

– 2024 model year Niro EVs produced from June 27, 2023, to July 13, 2023.
– EV6 models produced from January 26, 2023, to April 8, 2023.

A total of 204 Niro EVs and 1,039 EV6s are affected by this recall.