The Brake Pedal Mount May Break During a Collision
Brakes, May 29, 2012
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Our Quick Take:
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.
What Should You Do?
Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles during June, 2012. There are no symptoms related to this recall. If don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.
On vehicles equipped with a non-adjustable brake pedal, the pedal mount may have a fiberglass composition that allows it to break off in a collision. If the collision does not immobilize the vehicle and it continues to roll, the driver will need to use the parking brake to stop the vehicle. If the vehicle cannot be stopped, a second impact may occur. Dealers will replace the brake pedal mount to correct this concern. The Kia recall number is SC096.
Manufacturer's Report Date:
May 29, 2012
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number:
NHTSA Action Number:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:PEDALS AND LINKAGES
Potential Number of Units Affected:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 BORREGO VEHICLES, MANUFACTURED FROM MAY 2, 2008, THROUGH JANUARY 20, 2009, EQUIPPED WITH NON-ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDALS. CERTAIN PEDAL MOUNTS MAY HAVE A FIBERGLASS COMPOSITION THAT ALLOWS THEM TO BREAK OFF IN A COLLISION WHERE THE IMPACT HAS NOT IMMOBILIZED THE VEHICLE, WHICH WOULD THEN ALLOW THE VEHICLE TO ROLL.
IF THIS OCCURS, THE DRIVER WOULD NEED TO STOP THE VEHICLE WITH THE PARKING BRAKE OR EXPERIENCE A POSSIBLE SECOND IMPACT, INCREASING THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.
KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE BRAKE PEDAL MOUNT, FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL WILL BEGIN DURING JUNE 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
KIA'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC096. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
Recall data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration