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On certain vehicles the parking brake may become damaged due to one of its faulty components. This may allow your vehicle to roll away and cause a crash.
What Should You Do?
KIA will notify customers of affected vehicles beginning August 1, 2005. If you have not been notified, are having problems with your parking brake and think you vehicle falls under this recall. You should contact your local dealership. It helps to have your VIN Vehicle Identification Number ready when doing so.
On certain sport utility vehicles a component of the parking brake assembly was incorrectly manufactured. This may cause damage to the teeth of the parking brake resulting in parking brake not properly engaging or releasing after engagement. This could cause your vehicle to roll and result in a crash. The dealer will replace the parking brake lever assembly free of charge. The KIA recall # is SC-050