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1996 Kia Sportage
2.0L 4-cyl Engine Code [3] Engine Code [3] DOHC
130 bhp. @ 5500 rpm / Torque: 127 ft. lbs. @ 4000 rpm
2.0L - Inline 4-cyl (Gasoline)

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Product Cross Reference Guide: This product cross reference guide follows recommendations outlined in your owners manual and also reflects periodic service recommendation updates from the original equipment manufacturer for this particular model (1996 Kia Sportage with engine code [3]) show example...

For example, the manufacturer may have recommended 5W30 motor oil at the time of production (owners manual) & later revised the recommendation to 5W20. This guide will reflect latest recommendation by the manufacturer for this model. If there are no special instructions from the manufacturer, the owner can choose to follow either one of the recommendation without voiding warranty hide example.

Optional Equipment Listing This guide lists all available equipment options such as transmission options, differentials etc. for 1996 Kia Sportage with engine code [3] hide.
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  1. Engine Oil

    Grade 1  »  SJ
    -25 To 29C  »  10W-30
    -9 To 20C  »  20W-20
    0 To 39C  »  30
    Above -25C  »  10W-40, 10W-50
    Above -9C  »  20W-40, 20W-50
    Above 29C  »  40
    Below -20C  »  5W-20
    Below 0C  »  5W-30
  2. Manual Transmission

    Manual Transmission, R15MXD (5-SPD)  »  GL-4

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Manual Transmission & Transaxle Gear Lube 75W-90 (MTGQT)

    Manual Transmission, R15MXD (5-SPD)  »  GL-5

    All TEMPS  »  75W-90
    Synthetic 75W90 Gear Lube (SVGPK)
    Severe Gear® 75W-110 (SVTQT)
    SAE 80W-90 Synthetic Gear Lube (AGLQT)
  3. Automatic Transmission

  4. Transfer Case

  5. Front Differential

  6. Power Steering Fluid

  7. Brake Fluid

    Brake Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  8. Clutch Fluid

    Clutch Fluid  »  HB

    DOT 3 and 4 Brake Fluid (BFLVCN) [1]
  9. Lubricants & Fluids Comments  »  [*]

    [1] Hydraulic Brake Fluid, DOT 3
    [2] DEXRON-III Automatic Transmission Fluid

  10. Capacities (Drive Train Fluids)

    Engine, with filter  »  4.2 liters [1]
    Cooling System, Initial Fill  »  7.5 liters
    Passenger Car & Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant
    AMSOIL Antifreeze and Engine Coolant
    Automatic Transmission, 03-72LE Initial Fill  »  Not Specified
    Automatic Transmission, Total Fill
    4 speed 03-72LE  »  6.8 liters
    Manual Transmission, R15MXD (5-SPD)  »  1.2 liters
    Differential, Front  »  1.3 liters
    Transfer Case, U/K TRC  »  1.3 liters
    ANTPC ANT
    Capacities Comments
    [1] After refill check oil level.
  11. Torque Specifications

    Oil Drain Plug  »  26 ft/lbs
    Manual Transmission
    Fill Plug 22 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 22 ft/lbs
    Transfer Case
    Fill Plug 22 ft/lbs
    Drain Plug 22 ft/lbs

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  1. Filters: Oil, Air, Cabin, Fuel, Transmission, Hydraulic & Crankcase

    Oil Filter Absolute Efficiency Oil Filter (EA15K13)  
    Oil Filter WIX 51357 Oil Filter  
    Air Filter WIX 42015 Air Filter  
    Fuel Filter WIX 33578 Fuel Filter [1]
    Transmission Filter WIX 58951 Auto Tran Filter [2]

    Filter Comments
    [1] without Bracket
    [2] 4WD (DriveType)
  2. Gasoline Engine Fuel Additives

    Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)
    AOB Dominator Octane Boost (AOB)

    Maximizes power and improves performance in all two-cycle and four-cycle gasoline engines. Reduces engine knock, improves ignition and engine response, helps fuel burn cleaner and inhibits corrosion. Recommended for off-road and racing use. Packag...

    Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)
    AST Gasoline Stabilizer (AST)

    AMSOIL Gasoline Stabilizer (AST) reduces the oxidation process that occurs when fuel is stored for extended periods, improving performance, extending equipment life and decreasing maintenance expenses. Package sizes include: 16-oz. Bottle ...

    P.I Performance Improver (API)
    API P.I Performance Improver (API)

    P.i. improves fuel mileage an average of 2.3% and up to 5.7%. Reduces emissions such as hydrocarbons (HC) up to 15%, carbon monoxide (CO) up to 26% and nitrous oxides (NOx) up to 17%. Restores power and performance. Reduces the need for costly higher...

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AMO 10W-40 Premium Protection Motor Oil (AMO)

For use in both gasoline and diesel engines. Offers multi-functionality and wear protection. Ideal for applications where the extra protection of a higher-viscosity oil is desired. Excellent for motor homes and older vehicles, as well as many types o...
XLO 10W-40 Extended Life Synthetic Motor Oil (XLO)

AMSOIL XL Synthetic Motor Oil is the choice for those who want to do something extra for their vehicle. Its boosted formulation delivers extra cleaning power, outstanding wear control, excellent high and low temperature protection and exceptional fue...
MTG 75W-90 (GL-4) Synthetic Gear Lube (MTG)

AMSOIL Synthetic Manual Transmission and Transaxle Gear Lube (MTG) is a premium blend of the finest synthetic base oils and advanced, high-performance additives. It is formulated specifically for maximum protection in the most demanding manual trans...
SVG 75W 90 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVG)

Formulated for the severe operating conditions of today’s pick-up trucks, SUVs, heavy equipment and other hard-working vehicles. AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are premium grade gear oils specifically engi...
SVT 75W-110 Severe Gear® Extreme Pressure (SVT)

AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® Synthetic Extreme Pressure (EP) Lubricants are engineered for high-demand applications, including trailer towing, heavy hauling, 4X4 off-road driving, commercial use and racing. Protects gears and bearings from scoring and wea...
AGL SEVERE GEAR 80W-90 (AGL)

A multi-functional lubricant designed to surpass the requirements of equipment and automotive applications calling for an SAE 80W-90 viscosity grade. Formulated with wax-free synthetic base oils and high-quality additives, AMSOIL SEVERE GEAR® res...
ATF Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL Signature Series Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF is engineered to outperform conventional automatic transmission fluids and exceed the performance requirements of most North American, European and Asian vehicles. This sophisticated formulation pro...
OTF OE Multi-Vehicle Synthetic ATF

AMSOIL OE Synthetic Automatic Transmission Fluid provides passenger-car/light-truck transmissions excellent wear protection, sludge resistance and extreme-temperature performance throughout original equipment manufacturer (OEM)-recommended drain inte...
FGR 75W-90 Semi-Truck Gear Lube (FGR)

Specifically engineered for extended drain intervals up to 500,000 miles as set by equipment manufacturers for over-the-road trucks and heavy equipment. Provides long life in passenger cars and trucks. Protects against wear and improves equipment li...
BFLV DOT 3 and 4 Synthetic Brake Fluid (BFLV)

*** This item is available for US customers only *** Brake fluid acts as a hydraulic fluid, transferring power and lubricating brake system components while also preventing corrosion. It must contend with extreme heat and the inevitable moi...
ANTPC Passenger Vehicle Antifreeze (ANTPC)

Ethylene Glycol 50/50 Pre-Mix Formulation AMSOIL Passenger Car/Light Truck Antifreeze & Coolant provides superior heat transfer and excellent protection against corrosion, freezing and boilover. It provides maximum protection in extreme temper...
ANT Antifreeze and Engine Coolant (ANT)

AMSOIL Antifreeze & Coolant (ANT) is a low-toxicity propylene glycol antifreeze formulated to provide benefits far beyond those found in today's conventional antifreeze and coolant products. This revolutionary formulation provides maximum antifre...
amsoil oil filter AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters

AMSOIL Ea Oil Filters feature synthetic nanofiber technology for maximum efficiency. Guaranteed for up to 15,000 miles or up to 25,000 miles, depending on application, when used with AMSOIL synthetic motor oil.
wix oil filter WIX Automotive, Light Truck & Racing Oil Filters

WIX Oil filters are made with full metal base plate for superior strength at the double seal & also feature a silicone anti-drainback valve. Glass enhanced media in WIX oil filters offers greater efficiency, capturing more 10 to 12 micron sized particles than other cellulose or synthetic blend medias.

Maintenance Schedule as Provided by OEM Documentation

Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Differential, rear
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A set of gears that transfers the power of the rotating driveshaft to drive wheels in front and rear-wheel-drive vehicles. The differential also allows each of the opposing wheels to turn at a different speed when cornering.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Front differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The liquid used for lubricating gears inside the differential.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Hinges, locks & latches
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The devices that allow or prevent the opening of doors and hatches.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Check level
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Engine oil
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.18
Parts Units:
4.4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A substance that lubricates and cools the moving parts of the engine and reduces corrosion and the formation of rust.
Distance:
7,500 miles (12,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Oil filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A cartridge-filled canister placed in an engine's lubricating system to strain dirt and abrasive materials out of the oil.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, front
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive axles
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a front-wheel drive vehicle or a rear-wheel drive vehicle with independent rear suspension, the short axles that connect the driven wheels with the driving force. Drive axles typically have CV (constant velocity)-joints on their ends.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Transfer case fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant used in the transfer case.
Distance:
15,000 miles (24,000 km)
Action:
Lubricate
Item:
Drive shaft, pilot bearing & u-joints
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: In a rear- or four-wheel drive vehicle, the drive shaft is a sturdy metal tube with flexible joints on either end that connects the source of power to a differential. The pilot bearing is a bearing press-fit into the rear of the crankshaft that supports the tip of the transmission input shaft. It should be routinely replaced whenever the clutch is replaced as this is when it's most accessible.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Check
Item:
Idle speed
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The RPM of the engine free from load (all accessories off), at normal operating temperature and in neutral (or, in the case of an automatic transmission, park or neutral).
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Ball joints
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Movable joints in the steering linkage and suspension system of a vehicle that permit rotating movement in any direction between the parts that are joined.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brake lines, hoses & connections
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Tubes and their connections that carry brake fluid between the various components in a vehicle's brake system.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Brakes, rear
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A vehicle's stopping mechanism comprised of a pedal connected to a hydraulic master cylinder that can actuate clamping and/or expanding devices at all four wheels that slow or stop a vehicle's rolling motion. Also used to refer to the brake system's most frequently replaced parts, brake pads and/or brake shoes.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Chassis nuts & bolts
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Fasteners holding parts onto a vehicle's frame.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Cooling system
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The system that stores and circulates coolant throughout (water cooled) engines to prevent overheating. Some vehicles have air-cooled engines in which high-speed airflow is sufficient to keep the engine cool.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Drive belt(s)
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.03
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A belt that transfers the rotation of the engine through the crankshaft pulley to drive various devices, such as the alternator, water pump, air conditioning compressor or power steering pump.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Exhaust system heat shields
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.02
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Metal and/or metal-fiberglass insulated panels that protect selected areas from exhaust heat.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Fuel lines & hoses
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The tubing that carries fuel throughout a vehicle.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Steering linkage
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.1
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The arrangement of rods and lubricated joints connecting the steering gearbox to the wheel spindles.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Valve clearance
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The maximum amount of space between a rocker arm or cam and the part it contacts to actuate a valve.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Front differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1.4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The liquid used for lubricating gears inside the differential.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Rear differential fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant that permits quiet and low friction operation of the differential. Can be gear oil, transmission fluid, or a more specialized fluid specified by the manufacturer.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Transfer case fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1.5
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Lubricant used in the transfer case.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Flush/replace
Item:
Coolant
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.7
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Also known as "antifreeze." A mixture of water and ethylene glycol that has both a higher boiling point and a lower freezing point than plain water.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Air filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A device that filters incoming air fed to the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Fuel filter
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A replaceable metal or plastic canister that prevents particulate matter and most contaminants in the fuel from reaching the engine.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Spark plugs
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
4
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge from the distributor cap or ignition coils to the spark plugs.
Distance:
30,000 miles (48,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Manual transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
1.7
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling a manual transmission.
Distance:
45,000 miles (72,000 km)
Action:
Change
Item:
Automatic transmission fluid
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.5
Parts Units:
2.7
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: The fluid used for lubricating and cooling an automatic transmission.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Emissions hoses & tubes
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hoses and tubes utilized by any of a vehicle's emission control devices.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
PCV valve
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, an emissions related device that allows venting of combustion gases from the crankcase to the intake system rather than the atmosphere.
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Spark plug wires
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.05
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Cables that carry a high-voltage electrical charge the spark plug(s).
Distance:
60,000 miles (96,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
90,000 miles (144,000 km)
Action:
Inspect
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.2
Parts Units:
0
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Emissions hoses & tubes
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
0.3
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: Hoses and tubes utilized by any of a vehicle's emission control devices.
Distance:
105,000 miles (168,000 km)
Action:
Replace
Item:
Timing belt
Interval in Month(s):
Labor Units:
3.2
Parts Units:
1
Drive Type:
ALL
Description: A "toothed" belt that drives an overhead camshaft or camshafts (and in some vehicles a water pump).

Service Bulletin as Provided by OEM & NHTSA

Bulletin Date:
2000-06-01
Bulletin Number:
33000003
NHTSA Item Number:
614028

Component Description: Steering:linkages:knuckle:spindle:arm.

Service Bulletin Summary: Subject regarding steering knuckle replacement. ( nhtsa item number - 614028 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
027
NHTSA Item Number:
10000032

Component Description: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: Recall campaign 027 to replace front seat belt buckles. Notification letter to dealers. ( nhtsa item number - 10000032 ).

Bulletin Date:
2002-12-01
Bulletin Number:
027
NHTSA Item Number:
10000033

Component Description: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Service Bulletin Summary: This bulletin provided information related to recall campaign 027 to replace the front seat belt buckles. ( nhtsa item number - 10000033 ).

Bulletin Date:
2004-01-01
Bulletin Number:
76
NHTSA Item Number:
10015753

Component Description: Fuel system, other:delivery:fuel pump.

Service Bulletin Summary: Fuel pump relays & emissions failures. Kia technician times. ( nhtsa item number - 10015753 ).

Bulletin Date:
2008-08-01
Bulletin Number:
KT-200808220
NHTSA Item Number:
10026726

Component Description: (A) Exterior lighting:brake lights., (B) Exterior lighting:tail lights., (C) Parking brake:indicator light.

Service Bulletin Summary: Kia: all models. Article provides information relating to the improved durability of bulb life for rear combination bulb; rear stop lamp/tail lamp bulb utilized on multiple kia models. ( nhtsa item number - 10026726 ).


Recall Data Provided by NHTSA

#
1
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
SEPHIA, SPORTAGE
Year(s):
1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
02V216000
Recall Date:
August 16th, 2002
Units Affected:
189,706

Affected Component: Seat belts:front:buckle assembly.

Summary: On certain passenger vehicles, the safety belt buckle may "false latch" and expose the driver to unrestrained movement during a crash. .

Conequence: In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury. .

Remedy: Owner notification began december 20, 2002. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact kia at 1-800-333-4542. .

Notes: Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236). .

#
2
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
SPORTAGE
Year(s):
1996
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
96V131000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
693

Affected Component: Vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal.

Summary: The accelerator pedal assembly could bind or stick during operation. .

Conequence: This condition can cause the accelerator to hold the throttle partially open, resulting in loss of vehicle control increasing the risk of a vehicle accident. .

Remedy: Dealers will replace the accelerator pedal assembly. .

Notes: System: fuel; throttle linagkes and control; pedal. Vehicle description: multi-purpose passenger vehicles; ex model. Owner notification: owner notification is expected to begin during july 1996. A preliminary notification mailgram was sent to owners on july 3, 1996. Note: owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact kia at 1-800-333-4kia (1-800-333-4542). Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

#
3
Make(s):
KIA
Model(s):
SPORTAGE
Year(s):
1996, 1997
Manufacturer:
KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA ID:
97V234000
Recall Date:
n/a
Units Affected:
23,493

Affected Component: Latches/locks/linkages:hatchback/liftgate:lock.

Summary: Vehicle description: passenger vehicles. A microswitch on the rear hatch lock cylinder can malfunction causing the power door locks to unlock inadvertently. .

Conequence: Should this occur, security from unwanted intrusion into the vehicle is lost. .

Remedy: Dealers will modify the rear hatch door unlock circuit. .

Notes: Owner notification began december 15, 1997. Owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact kia at 1-800-333-4kia (1-800-333-4542). Also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-800-424-9393. .

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