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2011 Kia Sorento Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 5 official 2011 Kia Sorento recalls. Find out if your 2011 Kia Sorento needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 6, 2015

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.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles in November 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 1, 2013

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.

Kia will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles during May 2013. If you are experiencing problems with the brake lights, cruise control, gear shifter, push button start, or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system system, or if you don't receive recall notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Kia recall number is SC098.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 25, 2011

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.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any abnormal noise is noted from the transmission area. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 24, 2010

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.

Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in December 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Kia recall number is SC087.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 13, 2010

An electrical short circuit in the front and/or rear door could result in an electrical fire.

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 13, 2010. You may see no symptoms related to this recall but if you are experiencing problems with the lighting in a front or rear door, or you 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. The Kia recall number is SC083.