SC139 - Right Front Axle Driveshaft may Fail - 2016 Kia Optima

NHTSA Campaign Number: 16V705 Manufacturer Kia Motors America Components POWER TRAIN Potential Number of Units Affected 12,214   Right Front Axle Driveshaft may Fail If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of …

Front Strut Bearing Replacement - 2011-2013 Kia Sorento

2014-042   SUBJECT: FRONT STRUT BEARING REPLACEMENT   This bulletin provides the procedure for replacing the front strut bearings on some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XM) vehicles, produced from October 26, 2009 through January 21, 2013, which may exhibit a creaking noise emanating from the front of the vehicle when turning the wheel, quickly, at slow speeds. This concern may be caused by corrosion of the …

Cold Engine Start-Up Chatter - 2011-2013 Kia Sorento

2014-140   SUBJECT: 3.5 L MPI - COLD ENGINE START-UP CHATTER   This bulletin provides information related to some 2011-2013MY Sorento (XMa) vehicles, equipped with the 3.5 L engine and produced from October 26, 2009 to July 14, 2012, which may exhibit a concern related to unusually loud engine chatter during initial start-up after sitting for several hours. To correct the condition described …

Customer Tips - 2013 Kia Sorento

PS229   SUBJECT: 2013 KIA SORENTO CUSTOMER TIPS   In an effort to better educate and familiarize customers about some of the features in their recently purchased 2013 Kia vehicle, Kia Motors America would like all dealership service personnel to be familiar with the model tips outlined here to help maximize owner satisfaction with certain features.