Recall roundup: 2014 Kia Sorento image

The South Korean based automaker Kia has recently announced a recall for the 2014 Sorento, because of a problem with the front axle shaft.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 9, 345 units of the Kia Sorento, will be affected by this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem fixed. The NHTSA says that the passenger-side front axle shaft can fracture and this will result in a loss of power to the wheels. Stationary vehicles which don’t have the parking brake applied may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash and injury.

The recall will only affect the 2014 model year Kia Sorento vehicles, which have been equipped with the 2.4 liter four-cylinder engine. Kia will notify owners of the 2014 Sorento and the dealers will replace the front axle shaft free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September. Additional details on the subject are limited for the moment but if you own such a vehicle, our advice is to contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 1-800-327-4236.