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.