NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V224
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 618,160
Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles.
Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge.
The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017.
Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
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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