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Recall 13V356000

Right Front Axle Shaft Fractures

Recall Details

The right front axle shaft may fracture. Dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Affected Cars

Drive Train, August 13, 2013

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
August 13, 2013
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
9,345
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
13V356000
Component
POWER TRAIN
Summary
Kia Motors Corp. is recalling certain model year 2014 front wheel drive Sorento vehicles manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 12, 2013; and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
Consequence
A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 9, 2013. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 . Kia's recall number is SC099.
Notify
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
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