1. 2016 Kia Sorento ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #16V862000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 30, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 10,212

    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.

    Actions: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V862000 »

  2. 2016 Kia Sorento SEATS NHTSA Campaign #16V770000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 24, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,408

    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.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V770000 »

  3. 2016 Kia Sorento SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #16V480000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 7,901

    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.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V480000 »

  4. 2016 Kia Sorento SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY NHTSA Campaign #15V446000

    • Date Announced: JULY 14, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 2,587

    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.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V446000 »

  5. 2016 Kia Sorento VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #15V089000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 13, 2015
    • Vehicles Affected: 12,361

    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.

    Actions: 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. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #15V089000 »