SC147 - Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure - 2011-2014 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V224
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
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


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2 thoughts on “SC147 - Bearing Wear may result in Engine Seizure - 2011-2014 Kia

  1. I have a KIA Optima 2015, and I'm having problems with kia fixing my vehicle. My KIA Optima came with a 2.4 engine and is burning motor oil. I would like to know if my engine could be one of those engines. I had to replace spark plugs and PVC Valve and flush my motor three time at Zamora KIA of Yuma, AZ. Thank you for your attention to my question. Sal

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