Kia has announced a recall on the 2014 Sorento due to an issue that could lead to a broken right front driveshaft on certain models. Only models equipped with the 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine and front-wheel drive are affected by the campaign.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that Sorento models built between January 7 through March 12 of this year may experience broken axle shafts that could lead to loss of power or cause the vehicle to roll if parked. According to the Detroit Free Press, a total of close to 9,700 units are being recalled, but that number is closer to 9,300 for customers in the US.

Kia says that it has had one incident with an internal vehicle that experienced a separated axle shaft in addition to 10 related warranty claims, but it says no accidents or injuries have been reported. The recall campaign will begin next month. Scroll down for the NHTSA recall notice as well as an official statement from Kia.
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RECALL Subject : Right Front Axle Shaft Can Fracture
Report Receipt Date: AUG 13, 2013
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V356000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Vehicle MakeModelModel Year(s): KIASORENTO2014
Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

SUMMARY:
Kia Motors Corp. is recalling certain model year 2014 front wheel drive Sorento vehicles manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 12, 2013; and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.

CONSEQUENCE:
A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 . Kia's recall number is SC099.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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2014 SORENTO RIGHT FRONT AXLE DRIVESHAFT REPLACEMENT
VOLUNTARY SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN
Date: August 13, 2013
Model(s): 2014 Sorento
Vehicle Population: 9,345
Component(s): Right Front Axle Driveshaft

Summary: Kia Motors America (KMA) is voluntarily recalling certain 2014 model year Sorentos. Through its regular monitoring of field data, KMA has determined that the right front axle drive shaft of affected vehicles may develop a crack in the area of the stub at the wheel-end of the shaft. Should this occur, the vehicle may lose power or, if the driver fails to engage the parking brake when parked on an incline, the vehicle may roll. The vehicles having this condition are the 2014 model year Sorento 2.4-liter front-wheel-drive (FWD) model produced through March 12, 2013. All other Sorentos are not affected by this recall, including the 2014 2.4-liter engines equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) and the 3.3-liter engines Sorentos equipped with either FWD or AWD. KMA is not aware of any injuries or accidents.

KMA Action: All affected vehicles will be repaired at no expense to the owner. Beginning in September, KMA will notify owners via mailed letter campaign, directing them to take their vehicle to the nearest Kia dealership where the right front axle driveshaft will be replaced. Consumers with questions may contact KMA consumer assistance at 1-800-333-4542.


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      srlalsd1
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well if Hyundai had it then kias have to have it as well. Wonder why they did not release this info with the santa fe's recall.
      george
      • 1 Year Ago
      Kia garbage. Get this crap off our highways.
      Slick Willy
      • 1 Year Ago
      Total garbage!
      mbukukanyau
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ship them all back from where they came from.
        owen brown
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        STFU!!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mbukukanyau
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        NightFlight
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mbukukanyau
        They were made in Alabama, GM fanboy. Should we ship your Sparks and Encores back to South Korea? Caprices back to Australia? How about a half dozen different GM models back to Canada? Stupid fanboy.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @NightFlight
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      richard
      • 1 Year Ago
      KIA`s with broken axles, runaway Toyota`s, when it comes to safety, you can`t beat the Asians!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @richard
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          MX
          • 1 Year Ago
          Were they engineered in Georgia? Are all the parts Georgian??
      FIDTRO
      • 1 Year Ago
      Hyundai/Kia should be quick to notify customers before the car rusts away like the Sonata does.
        gandalas
        • 1 Year Ago
        @FIDTRO
        I owned a 2004 Sonata that I bought brand new and drove for 125,000 miles. No rust anywhere. What are you referring to? When American car companies can offer the same value of warranty as Hyundai/Kia, then I would LOVE to buy one. But 3 year 36,000 mile warranty just can't compare to a 10 year/100,000 mile one. Why the heck can't our companies stand behind their products like these two from Korea do? I WANTED to get a ford Flex badly, but it just couldn't compare, warranty-wise, so I ended up with the Kia Sorento to replace my 10 year old Sonata.
          gandalas
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gandalas
          Mine is a v-6, so it supposedly is not affected by this issue, but if it is, then I am confident that Kia would stand behind their product and fix the issue at their expense. You know, like companies SHOULD do?
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow haters love to hate, just go to Google type in: Ford axle recall GM axle recall Chrysler axle recall Toyota axle recall etc... It happens they will fix it everyone can move on
      • 1 Year Ago
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      TBN27
      • 1 Year Ago
      Every car maker has a recall or two or three. If everyone is going to throw up their hands over the recalls and run down the street screaming, should just invest in a transit pass instead. The bashers should do the same if they bash every car company and those who love to hate certain companies need to go sit down because it happened to your car model probably also or will show up sooner or later. All should be happy that they found the problem and it is being rectified.
      panjet2
      • 9 Months Ago
      did not get letter from kia on my brake lights recall but yet dealer has the recall leter saying it has been fixed we as owners did not get a letter and my kia still has a brake light problem need an answer on how this happened why does kia dealer have the recall letter and not owner need an answer asp thanks charles and lou cobb deville ,la.
      Kuwaiti
      • 1 Year Ago
      I own the V6 2014 Sorento, Kuwait. The fisrt Kms5000, I suffered issues with the gear. I knew then from other users that they have same problems with car shifts that do not move smoothly. I suffer the problem and the dealer did nothing. The car is "Stupid". I advice you to rely on old manufactureres. I wish I could get my money back. I am going to suffer untill I get rid of it.
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