Kia has recently issued a recall for several Sorento models because of a problem with the accelerator pedal, which may stop working correctly.
The Kia Sorento is the subject of a new recall which has been announced by the company recently. According to the car manufacturer, the model in question has a problem with the accelerator pedal, because of a capacitor on the circuit board which may have been improperly soldered. Because of this, the affected vehicles may enter Limp Home Mode or Forced Idle Mode, which only allows idling speed. This should lead to the “check engine” or “electronic stability control” lights to illuminate.
“Due to an improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly, the driver may not be able to accelerate the vehicle. If the vehicle is unable to be accelerated, there is an increased risk of a crash”, says the NHTSA in the recall summary.
The affected Kia Sorento vehicles are from the 2016 model year and they have been assembled between the 27th of October, 2014, and the 29th of January, 2015. Owners of these model will be notified by Kia and the company’s dealers will be replacing the accelerator assemble, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin these days but for any extra details on the topic, owners may contact the Kia Customer Service at 1 800 333 4542 or the NHTSA at 1 888 327 4236. The total number of units affected is 12,361 and Kia is not aware of any injuries related to the issue.