Kia has recently announced a recall for the Sorento vehicles, because of a problem with the right front axle shaft, which can fracture.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 9,300 units of the Kia Sorento will be affected by this recall in the United States and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the problem with the right front axle shaft fixed.
“Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture. A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash”, as the NHTSA is saying in its press release.
The affected Kia Sorento vehicles are from the 2014 model year and they have been assembled between January 7, 2013, and March 12, 2013. All of them are equipped with the 2.4 liter engines and front-wheel drive. Owners of the vehicles will be notified by the carmaker and the dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, at no cost. Additional details on the subject can be learned by contacting Kia at 1-800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 1-800-327-4236.