The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has recalled certain 2014 Kia Sorento vehicles for possible issues related to the front axle shaft. More than 9000 units are affected.
The Problem: The NHTSA has recalled 9345 model year 2014 Kia Sorento crossovers equipped with the front-drive, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine powertrain. These vehicles may have a faulty passenger-side front axle shaft that could fracture, resulting in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, affect vehicles could roll away if the parking brake is not applied, even if the transmission is in the Park position.
The Fix: The recall (number SC099) begins in September 2013. Kia will notify owners and replace the front axle shaft free of charge. Owners can contact the automaker at 800-333-4542 for more information.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 9345 model year 2014 Kia Sorento front-drive crossovers powered by the 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.