Kia recalls Sportages
IRVINE, Calif. - Kia Motors America said on Friday, Feb. 25, that it is recalling about 77,000 1997, 1998 and some 1999 Sportage sport-utilities to modify the fuel-injection wire harness circuit.
The company, a unit of Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd., said the vehicles were being recalled because of poor connections in the fuel-injection wire harness circuit that could cause the engine to stall. If the engine stalls, an accident could occur.
A Kia spokesman said there were no deaths or injuries associated with the recall. Kia said Sportage owners were being notified by mail to bring their vehicles to Kia dealerships, so the fuel injection wire harness circuit can be modified.
FTC SEEKS MANHEIM INFO
ATLANTA - The Federal Trade Commission has requested more information to help it determine whether it should approve Manheim Auction Inc.'s proposal to purchase ADT Automotive Inc. for $1 billion. Manheim spokeswoman Diane Barton said the company expected the request and is working to supply the information.
OKUDA TO HEAD JAMA
TOKYO - After resisting the appointment, Toyota Motor Corp. Chairman Hiroshi Okuda has agreed to become chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association. He will take over from Yoshifumi Tsuji, who also is chairman of Nissan Motor Co., in May. JAMA also has decided that the chairman's post will rotate in the future every two years among the chairmen of Toyota, Nissan and Honda Motor Co.