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Kia recalls 2014 Sorento models over axle issue

August 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Kia Motors is recalling certain 2014 model year front-wheel-drive Sorento vehicles manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 12, 2013 with 2.4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.

A loss of power to the wheels is possible with a fractured front axle. The vehicle may also roll away if parked without the parking brake engaged.

Kia will notify owners and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013.

Owners may contact Kia at (800) 333-4542 . Kia's recall number is SC099.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to SaferCare.gov.


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