The South Korean based automaker Kia has recently announced a recall for some of its Sorento crossovers, because of a problem with the front right driveshafts.
According to the car manufacturer, approximately 30, 000 units of the Kia Sorento will be affected by this problem and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the front right drivershafts fixed. The NHTSA says the front axle driveshaft may develop a crack and this can cause a separation of the shaft, increasing the risk of a crash and injury, so if you own such a vehicle, make sure to be aware of the risk.
Kia says that the affected Sorento crossovers are from the 2014 model year and they have been equipped with the 2.4 liter engines and front-wheel drive. Apparently no reports of crashes or injuries related to this problem have been reported. The company’s dealers will replace the necessary parts free of charge and the recall is expected to begin soon. Meanwhile, if you own a 2014 Kia Sorento, powered by a 2.4L FWD engine, you should contact your local dealership or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.