2009 Kia Sorento

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Available in 5 styles:  2009 Kia Sorento 4dr 4x4 shown
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Asking Price Range
$7,736–$16,924

Estimated MPG

15–16 city / 20–22 hwy


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Sorento

EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH

Recall number: 13V114000
Recall date: 04/01/2013

Problem Summary:

KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 RONDO AND SPORTAGE, MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 SORENTO, MODEL YEAR 2007 SEDONA, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SOUL, AND MODEL YEAR 2011 OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE AN INABILITY TO DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. ADDITIONALLY, A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY ALSO RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE, AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:

FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER MAY BE ABLE TO BE MOVED OUT OF PARK WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE. THIS MAY LEAD TO UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE CAR WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC098.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/21/2006 and 06/24/2011.


SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT

Recall number: 13V114000
Recall date: 04/01/2013

Problem Summary:

KIA MOTORS CORPORATION (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2010 RONDO AND SPORTAGE, MODEL YEAR 2007-2011 SORENTO, MODEL YEAR 2007 SEDONA, MODEL YEAR 2010-2011 SOUL, AND MODEL YEAR 2011 OPTIMA VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE AN INABILITY TO DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL BY DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. ADDITIONALLY, A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY ALSO RESULT IN INTERMITTENT OPERATION OF THE PUSH-BUTTON START FEATURE, AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE PREVENTING THE SHIFTER FROM BEING MOVED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION AND CAUSING THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE.

Consequence:

FAILURE TO ILLUMINATE THE STOP LAMPS DURING BRAKING OR INABILITY TO DISENGAGE THE CRUISE CONTROL COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH. ADDITIONALLY, WHEN THE IGNITION IS IN THE 'ON' POSITION, THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER MAY BE ABLE TO BE MOVED OUT OF PARK WITHOUT FIRST APPLYING THE BRAKE. THIS MAY LEAD TO UNINTENTIONAL MOVEMENT OF THE CAR WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

KIA WILL SEND AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS IN MAY 2013. WHEN PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, OWNERS WILL RECEIVE A SECOND NOTIFICATION AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC098.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 11/21/2006 and 06/24/2011.


EQUIPMENT

Recall number: 11E041000
Recall date: 10/06/2011

Problem Summary:

CURT MANUFACTURING IS RECALLING CERTAIN TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESSES, PART NUMBER 56024, THAT CONNECT TOW VEHICLE LIGHTING CIRCUITS TO TRAILER LIGHTING CIRCUITS SOLD FOR USE ON CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009 THROUGH 2011 HYUNDAI VERACRUZ AND KIA SORENTO VEHICLES. THE UNITS ARE NOT WATER-TIGHT AND MOISTURE CAN SEEP INTO THE CONVERTER MODULE AND DEFEAT THE MODULE'S INTERNAL CIRCUIT PROTECTION.

Consequence:

WITHOUT THE CIRCUIT PROTECTION, THE MODULE CAN OVERHEAT POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A FIRE.

Corrective Action:

CURT MANUFACTURING WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE TOW PACKAGE WIRING HARNESS. THE REMEDY WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON OCTOBER 17, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CURT MANUFACTURING AT 1-715 831-8713.

The manufacturer first notified owners of this recall on 10/17/2011.


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