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Recall 17V586000

Engine Crankshaft Fails Causing Engine To Stall

Recall Details

The engine's crankshaft may have been improperly heat treated. This could cause it to fail, and the engine to stall. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft and replace the engine sub assembly as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The crankshaft of the engine may have been improperly heat treated, and as a result may fail. This would cause the engine to stall, 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 November, 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. The Kia recall number is SC153.

Affected Cars

Engine, September 21, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
September 21, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
62
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V586000
Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Sorento vehicles equipped with 3.3L engines. The engine crankshaft may have been improperly heat treated and may fail.
Consequence
If the crankshaft fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A failed crankshaft also increases the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the crankshaft, and, as necessary, replace the engine sub assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC153.
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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