Recall: 2009 Kia Borrego Recalled For Bad Brake Pedal Mounts
Kia is recalling 21,921 Borrego models with non-adjustable pedals due to a faulty pedal mounts that could break off in a collision. If the impact has not immobilized the vehicle, the driver would not be able to apply the brakes, which could cause the vehicle to roll, potentially causing a second collision.
The Problem: The brake pedal mounts on affected Borrego models have a fiberglass composition that could result in the brake pedal breaking away in the event of a collision, leaving the driver without the ability to apply the brake to prevent the vehicle from rolling away. The only way to stop the vehicle in this instance is if the driver were to apply the parking break, an unlikely scenario when the driver is in a disoriented state after the initial collision.
The Fix: Kia will notify affected owners and replace the affected pedal mounts. The recall campaign begins this month. Owners can call Kia's Consumer Assistance Center at 800-333-4542, or NHTSA's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236.
Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 21,912 Borrego models build from May 2, 2008 to January 20, 2009.