Improperly Heat Treated Crankshaft May Cause Stall - 2017 Kia Sorento

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V586
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 62

 

Improperly Heat Treated Crankshaft May Cause Stall

If the crankshaft fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A failed crankshaft also increases the risk of a fire.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Sorento vehicles equipped with 3.3L engines. The engine crankshaft may have been improperly heat treated and may fail.

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

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.

 

Summary

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.

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SC146 - Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink - 2017 Kia Cadenza

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V190
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Potential Number of Units Affected 47

 

Brake Vacuum Hose may Kink

Reduced braking performance can lengthen the distance needed to stop the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Cadenza vehicles.

The brake vacuum hose on the affected vehicles may kink, reducing braking performance.

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SC145 - Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist - 2017 Kia Niro

NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V159
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components STEERING
Potential Number of Units Affected 135

 

Loss of Electric Power Steering Assist

Loss of power steering assist would require higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Niro vehicles.

The affected vehicles may have a damaged Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) connector resulting in a loss of electric power steering assistance.

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