Kia Sorento Recalls
The driver's seat back frame may not have been welded sufficiently, and as a result may break and fail to restrain an occupant in a crash. This would increase risk of injury.
Welds in the rear suspension may break, resulting in the changing of the wheel alignment. This could result in a vehicle accident.
The automatic transmission shift lever may be able to move out of the park position without using the brake pedal, resulting in the possibility of the vehicle coming out of park and rolling unexpectedly.
The passenger front seat belt buckle may not function properly, and not allow secure latching of the seat belt. This could result in occupant injury in an accident.
The accelerator pedal may fail to operate, preventing the driver from moving the vehicle. This can increase risk of a crash.
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 airbag may be deactivated improperly by the occupant classification system (OCS) control module.
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.
The brake calipers that slow the rear wheels of the vehicle may not be manufactured properly and as a result may leak. This could cause loss or weakening of brake function.