Kia Recalls 3,000 Vehicles for Flickering Headlights

Kia recallKia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 K900 vehicles because the headlights might not work properly. The recall includes 3,099 cars that are equipped with LED headlights. Using the headlights in AUTO mode over time can cause increased electrical resistance of the contact points in the multi-function light switch. If this occurs, the headlights may flicker and/or intermittently turn off while driving. As the contact points lose connectivity over time and use, it is likely that time without illumination will increase.

Losing headlight illumination can reduce visibility and increase the risk of a crash. Kia will notify owners and dealers will repair the headlights, free of charge. Dealers will replace the multi-function switch with redesigned contacts. The material for the contact in the multi-function switch was changed to prevent oxidation, and the new switch has improved electrical connectivity.

Source: NHTSA | Photo by Automotive Rhythms

3 Responses

  1. Arlene Lathan

    I have contacted Kia about flickering lights. I own a 2015 Kia Soul. I was told by JT Kia in Rock Hill , SC that there was no recall on my Kia. I contacted other resources to no avail. There has to be something that is wrong with the light but they will not acknowledge this. How can I get help?

    • In Compliance News
      In Compliance News

      While we cannot tell you how to get help, we can tell you that the source of the article “Kia Recalls 3,000 Vehicles for Flickering Headlights” is the NHTSA. You might consider visiting their website: and select Recalls. We hope you’re able to find something there to help solve your problem.

    • Rebecca H

      Were you able to figure out what is causing it? My Kia soul 2015 is doing the same thing and not sure what’s causing it.


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