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Recall 16V480000

Rear Suspension Welds Break

Recall Details

The rear suspension may have a faulty weld, which could result in the weld cracking. Dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross member, replacing the rear cross member assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

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

What Should You Do?

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.

Affected Cars

Suspension & Steering, June 29, 2016

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
June 29, 2016
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
7,901
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
16V480000
Component
SUSPENSION
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles. A component of the rear suspension may not be properly welded.
Consequence
The improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross-member, replacing the rear cross-member assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia Customer Service Department at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC137.
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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