2008 Kia Sorento Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    13V114000
    Recall Date
    04/01/2013
    Component
    EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    13V114000
    Recall Date
    04/01/2013
    Component
    SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    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.

  • Recall Number
    11V473000
    Recall Date
    09/07/2011
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
    Summary

    KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.

    Consequence

    THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS TURNED OFF WHEN THE OCS MISCLASSIFIES AN ADULT PASSENGER. WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF, THE FRONT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS IN SOME FRONTAL COLLISIONS, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY.

    What Owners Should Do

    KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
Every recall is serious, so it’s important that you contact an authorized service center as soon as possible to make an appointment to get it fixed.