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Kia Sorento Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 14 Kia Sorento recalls between 2003 and 2017. Learn if your Kia Sorento is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 30, 2016

When using a trailer hooked up to the vehicle accessory trailer hitch wiring harness, the brake lights for the trailer may stay illuminated. This could mislead other drivers and would increase risk of a crash.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. 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 incomplete 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 October 24, 2016

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.

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in December, 2016. 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 incomplete 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 June 29, 2016

Welds in the rear suspension may break, resulting in the changing of the wheel alignment. This could result in a vehicle accident.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do 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 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 July 14, 2015

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.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia notified owners of affected vehicles in August, 2015. If you did 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 February 13, 2015

The accelerator pedal may fail to operate, preventing the driver from moving the vehicle. This can increase risk of a crash.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia notified owners of affected vehicles starting in February 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. The Kia recall number is SC115.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 13, 2013

The right front axle shaft may fracture, resulting in a lack of power to the wheels. This can cause risk of an accident.

Recalls on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia notified owners of affected vehicles in September 2013. If you did 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 September 6, 2011

The front passenger airbag may be deactivated improperly by the occupant classification system (OCS) control module.

Kia has not released a notification schedule at this time; however, the remedy is currently available under service campaign SC076. If you find the "passenger air bag off" warning light on when an adult passenger is in the front passenger seat, 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) when you call.

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.