2016 Kia Sorento Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    16V862000
    Recall Date
    11/30/2016
    Component
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

    Consequence

    If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.

  • Recall Number
    15V446000
    Recall Date
    07/14/2015
    Component
    SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 23, 2014, to December 10, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front passenger seat belt whose buckle latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seat belt.

    Consequence

    If the front passenger seat belt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt buckle cover, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC123.

  • Recall Number
    16V770000
    Recall Date
    10/24/2016
    Component
    SEATS
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured March 3, 2016 to March 21, 2016. The driver's seatback frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and, as a result, the seatback may not function as designed in the event of a rear-end collision.

    Consequence

    In the event of a crash, the driver seatback frame could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seatback frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC140.

  • Recall Number
    15V089000
    Recall Date
    02/13/2015
    Component
    VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to January 29, 2015. Due to an improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly, the driver may not be able to accelerate the vehicle.

    Consequence

    If the vehicle is unable to be accelerated, there is an increased risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 19, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC115.

  • Recall Number
    16V480000
    Recall Date
    06/29/2016
    Component
    SUSPENSION:REAR
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles. A component of the rear suspension may not be properly welded.

    Consequence

    The improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross-member, replacing the rear cross-member assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 27, 2016. Owners may contact Kia Customer Service Department at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC137.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
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