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Recall 17V224000

Engine Machined Improperly Causing Engine Failure

Recall Details

The internal engine components may wear prematurely due to machining errors during manufacturing. This can cause the engine to seize. Dealers will inspect the engine assembly, replacing it free of charge as needed to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The engine may not have been machined properly during manufacturing, resulting in premature internal engine wear. This could cause the engine to seize, increasing risk of a crash.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 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.

Engine, March 31, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
March 31, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
618,160
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V224000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary
Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Consequence
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, replacing it necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
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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