The label on the vehicle that indicates load ratings and tire pressure requirements may list the improper tire pressure, resulting in the tires being under-inflated. This could lead to premature tire wear and an accident.
Loss of vehicle control can occur due to a broken front lower control arm.
The right front axle shaft may fracture, resulting in a lack of power to the wheels. This can cause risk of an accident.
Kia is recalling these vehicles because the stop light switch can fail resulting in loss of brake light operation and may experience other electrical concerns.
The front passenger seat occupant classification system may not be able to properly detect a child in the passenger seat, resulting in unwanted airbag deployment in the event of a crash.
On vehicles equipped with a non-adjustable brake pedal, the pedal mount may break off during a collision. If this happens, the brakes would be useless and the driver would have to use the parking brake to stop the vehicle.
Due to high resistance in the airbag electrical circuit, in the event of a crash, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected.
The front passenger airbag may be deactivated improperly by the occupant classification system (OCS) control module.
In areas where road salt is used, the fuel tank straps could rust and break. This could cause the fuel tank to fall and contact the ground. If this were to happen, a fuel leak could develop, increasing the risk of a fire.
A whirring or whining noise may develop from the transmission. This could lead to failure of the right intermediate drive shaft, which can cause a loss of engine power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.