If the steering column separates, it can cause a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.

Steering — Column
Steering — Electric Power Assist System

Date Announced
SEP 21, 2018
Vehicles Affected
97
Kia Recall #
SC167
NHTSA Campaign #
18V656000
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles. The cowl crossbar that connects to the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) steering column may be improperly welded, allowing the steering column to separate.
Actions
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cowl crossbar, free of charge. The recall began October 26, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC167.