Recall SC233 – Turbocharger Oil Feed Pipe Replacement – 2022 Kia Sorento

March 29, 2022 NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 22V202000

Turbocharger Oil Supply Pipe May Leak

An oil leak in the presence of an ignition source such as hot engine or exhaust components, can increase the risk of a fire.

 

NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V202

Manufacturer Kia Motors America

Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected 26

 

Summary

Kia Motor America (Kia) is recalling certain 2022 Sorento vehicles. The oil supply pipe to the turbocharger may crack, which could result in an oil leak in the engine compartment.

 

Remedy

Dealers will replace the turbocharger oil supply pipe, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 22, 2022. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC233.

 

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.nhtsa.gov.

 

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GROUP MODEL
Safety Recall Campaign 2022MY
Sorento (MQ4a) w/2.5L T-GDI
NUMBER DATE
SC233 March 2022
SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN
SUBJECT:

TURBOCHARGER OIL FEED PIPE REPLACEMENT (SC233)

 

This bulletin provides information to replace the turbocharger oil feed pipe on some 2022MY Sorento (MQ4a) vehicles equipped with Theta III 2.5L T-GDI engines and produced from March 3, 2022 through March 8, 2022. During the production of the turbocharger oil feed pipe, a crack may have occurred at the eye joint of the oil feed pipe.  If a crack occurred, oil may leak and contact certain hot surfaces in the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire. Follow the procedure outlined in this publication to replace the turbo oil feed pipe. Before conducting the procedure, verify that the vehicle is included in the list of affected VINs.

 

VIN List for 26 Affected Vehicles
5XYRH4LF8NG110402 5XYRKDLF4NG110348 5XYRKDLF3NG110034 5XYRK4LFXNG109849
5XYRH4LF9NG109761 5XYRKDLF5NG110228 5XYRKDLF4NG109992 5XYRKDLF0NG110590
5XYRK4LF9NG109812 5XYRKDLF7NG110568 5XYRKDLF8NG109994 5XYRKDLF1NG110341
5XYRK4LFXNG110533 5XYRKDLF0NG110475 5XYRKDLF9NG110331 5XYRKDLF1NG110307
5XYRKDLF1NG110520 5XYRKDLF1NG110548 5XYRKDLF9NG110345 5XYRKDLF3NG109773
5XYRKDLF3NG109921 5XYRKDLF2NG110204 5XYRKDLFXNG110354
5XYRKDLF4NG109720 5XYRKDLF2NG110543 5XYRK4LF5NG109855

 

NOTICE

 There is no charge to the vehicle owner for this repair. Under applicable law, you may not sell or  otherwise deliver any affected vehicle until it has been repaired pursuant to the procedures set forth  in this bulletin.

 

NOTICE

 To assure complete customer satisfaction, always remember to refer to WebDCS Warranty Coverage (validation) Inquiry Screen (Service → Warranty Coverage → Warranty Coverage Inquiry) for a list of any additional campaigns that may need to be performed on the vehicle before returning

 it to the customer.

 

Replacement Procedure:

1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.

2. Remove the engine cover.

3. Remove the engine room under cover (B).

4. Remove the front muffler (C) mounting nuts (D).

5. Remove the three (3) heat protector retaining bolts (E).

6. Remove the three (3) lower heat protector retaining bolts (F).

7. Remove the V-clamp (G) and the Warm-Up Catalytic Converter (WCC) (H).

Additional information is available by referring to the ‘Engine Mechanical System → Intake and Exhaust System → Turbo Manifold Modul → Repair procedures’ shop manual in KGIS.

8. Remove the turbocharger oil feed pipe (I).

Tightening torque specifications:
Eyebolt – 20.3 23.1 lb ft 27.5 31.4 N.m
Mounting Nut – 7.2 8.7 lb.ft (9 .8 11.8 N.m
Bracket Bolt: – 7.2 8.7 lb.ft (9 .8 11.8 N.m

9a. Install the new turbocharger oil feed pipe (incl. new copper washer and gasket) and all other removed  parts in the reverse order of removal.

9b. If the removed turbocharger oil feed tube was leaking due to a crack, ensure to confirm the oil level is topped off. Allows engine to run after installation and confirm no oil leak is present.

 

AFFECTED VEHICLE RANGE:

Model Production Date Range
Sorento (MQa4) March 3, 2022 to March 8, 2022.

 

REQUIRED PART:

Part Name Part Number Figure Qty. Comments
Turbocharger Oil Feed Pipe Assy 28240 2S304 N/A 1 Parts were

Auto-Shipped to Dealers

Gasket 17512 10000 2
Oil Drain Gasket 28246 2T000 1

 


SC233 – 2022 MY SORENTO 2.5L T-GDI VEHICLES – OIL FEED PIPE
SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN
Q & A
March 31, 2022

 

What type of campaign is Kia conducting?

Kia America, Inc., pursuant to the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, is conducting a Safety Recall Campaign to remedy a defect that can result in oil leaking onto hot surfaces in the engine compartment.

 

What vehicles are affected by the recall?

Certain 2022 MY Sorento vehicles equipped with 2.5L T-GDI engines and manufactured from March 3, 2022 through March 8, 2022.

 

How many customer vehicles are affected by this recall?

Approximately 26 vehicles

 

What is the concern with the Oil Feed Pipe?

During the production of the turbocharger oil feed pipe by the supplier, a crack may occur at the eye joint of the oil feed pipe.  If a crack occurs, oil may leak and contact certain hot surfaces in the engine compartment, increasing the risk of a fire.

 

Can you describe the recall campaign and fix?

Dealers will be instructed to replace the oil feed pipe assembly with a new one.

 

How will owners of the affected vehicles be notified?

Kia will send a letter notifying owners of the affected vehicles by first class mail on April 22, 2022.

 

What should vehicle owners do when they receive the notification?

Upon receipt of the letter, owners are to contact their authorized Kia dealer to arrange to have the recall performed on their vehicle.

 

How was the issue discovered?

Kia Georgia notified Kia America of the potential issue.

 

Will this cost vehicle owners any money?

No. Kia will perform the recall repair at no cost to the customer.

 

What about customers who may have already paid to have this situation corrected?

If the customer has incurred expense to remedy this issue prior to the date of this notice, the customer may have the opportunity to obtain reimbursement for that expense.  Customers may submit their receipts online to Kia via the Owners section (Contact Kia) of www.kia.com OR mail their documentation with the completed Request for Reimbursement Form included with this letter directly to Kia for review and consideration at the following address:

Consumer Assistance Center Kia America, Inc.
P.O. Box 52410
Irvine, CA  92619-2410
1-800-333-4542

 

Are there any restrictions on an owner’s eligibility?

No.

 

If a customer has an immediate question, where can they get further information? A12.

The customer can contact their local authorized Kia dealership or call Kia’s Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800333-4KIA (4542), Monday through Friday, 5 AM to 6 PM Pacific Time, or via the internet at www.kia.com (Owner’s Section).

 

SC233

 


2022MY Sorento
Oil Feed Pipe
Basis of Safety Defect Determination 573.6(c)(6)

 

March 7, 2022

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) notifies Kia Georgia (KaGA) of several non-Kia vehicles found with an oil leak from the turbocharger oil feed pipe and that 381 engines with the potential condition were shipped to KaGA for assembly to Kia vehicle production.

 

March 8, 2022

KaGA begins to trace the 381 engines to its vehicle production.

 

March 9, 2022

KaGA notifies Kia North America (Kia NA) Product Quality (PQ) that eighteen (18) vehicles with the potential condition were already in transit to a Kia dealer.

 

March 11, 2022

Kia NA PQ notifies Kia NA Safety Office regarding the turbocharger oil feed pipe leak issue and adds a dealer PreDelivery Inspection (PDI) check item for inspecting the 18 vehicles for any oil leaks at the turbocharger oil feed pipe.

 

March 17, 2022

KaGA advises Kia NA PQ an additional eight (8) vehicles were identified to be in transit to a Kia dealer increasing the total of vehicles with the potential condition to 26. The dealer PreDelivery Inspection (PDI) check item for inspecting the eight (8) additional vehicles for any oil leaks at the turbocharger oil feed pipe is added.

 

March 20, 2022

Kia Corporation (Kia HQ) informs Kia NA Safety Office that Hyundai Motor America (HMA) is planning on holding a field action decision meeting on March 21, 2022 for certain Hyundai vehicles equipped with the same 2.5L T-GDI engines.

 

March 21, 2022

As of March 21, 2022, three (3) out of the 26 Sorento vehicles with the potential condition had been inspected by dealers. No oil leaking found.

 

March 22, 2022

As a precautionary measure, Kia NA decides to conduct a safety recall for certain 2022MY Sorento vehicles equipped with 2.5L  T-GDI engines. No warranty claims, customer complaints or techline cases. No fatalities, injuries, crashes or fires.

 


 

 


1 Affected Product

Vehicle

MAKE MODEL YEAR
KIA SORENTO 2022

 


7 Associated Documents

Recall Acknowledgement

RCAK-22V202-7614.pdf 645.214KB

RCAK-22V202-7614

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V202-8942.pdf 109.241KB

RCMN-22V202-8942

 


Defect Notice 573 Report

RCLRPT-22V202-1357.PDF 213.66KB

RCLRPT-22V202-1357

 


SC233 – 2022 MY SORENTO 2.5L T-GDI VEHICLES – OIL FEED PIPE SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN Q & A: March 31, 2022

RMISC-22V202-0602.pdf 114.208KB

RMISC-22V202-0602

 


Manufacturer Notices(to Dealers,etc)

RCMN-22V202-4925.pdf 85.235KB

RCMN-22V202-4925

 


2022MY Sorento Oil Feed Pipe Chronology

RMISC-22V202-9363.pdf 25.031KB

RMISC-22V202-9363

 


Remedy Instructions and TSB

RCRIT-22V202-2466.pdf 335.061KB

RCRIT-22V202-2466

 


Latest Recalls Documents

https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/acms/cs/documentList.xhtml?docId=22V202&docType=RCL

 


 

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