Kia Sportage Recall 95V073000

Recall 95V073000

Original Recall from the NHTSA
Model Year(s):
Manufacturer's Report Date:

April 24, 1995

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:

95V073000

NHTSA Action Number:

N/A

Component:

SUSPENSION:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected:

1,319

Summary:

THE NUTS ATTACHING THE REAR AXLE BEARING OIL SEAL RETAINERS AND BRAKE BACKING PLATES TO THE REAR AXLE HOUSING MAY BE UNDER- TORQUED CAUSING THESE UNITS TO LOOSEN OR FALL OFF.

Consequence:

THIS CONDITION CAN CAUSE (1) OIL LEAKAGE INTO THE REAR BRAKE AND ONTO THE BRAKE LININGS; (2) REAR BRAKE DAMAGE FROM THE AXLE NUTSFALLING INTO THE REAR BRAKE DRUMS; OR (3) SEPARATION OF THE REAR WHEEL/AXLESHAFT FROM THE VEHICLE RESULTING IN AN INCREASED POTENTIAL FOR A VEHICLE ACCIDENT.

Remedy:

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND RETORQUE THE REAR AXLE BEARING OIL SEAL RETAINER NUTS.

Notes:

SYSTEM: SUSPENSION; SINGLE AXLE; REAR.VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: MULTI-PURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE.NOTE: IF YOUR VEHICLE IS PRESENTED TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND THE REMEDY IS NOT PROVIDED FREE OF CHARGE WITHIN A REASONABLETIME, PLEASE CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4KIA. ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-800-424-9393.

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