2011 Kia SORENTO Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

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2011 Kia SORENTO Power Train Driveline Driveshaft Recall

 NHTSA Recall #66738
NHTSA Compaign #11V258000
MFG Compaign #SC089
 ManufacturerKIA MOTORS CORPORATION
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:DRIVESHAFT
 Date of notification31/05/11
 Begin date of manufacuring01/01/10
 End date of manufacturing22/05/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received25/04/11
 Report created28/04/11
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units12690
 Defect summaryKia is recalling certain model year 2011 sorento 2wd vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions and 2. 4l engines manufactured from the start of production through may 22, 2010. The intermediate shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to a misalignment of the intermediate shaft with the right side output gear. Continuing to drive the vehicle in this condition leads to the development of a whirring/whining noise and can eventually cause damage to the automatic transmission.
 Consequence summaryDamage to the transmission may cause loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will replace the right side output gear and intermediate shaft free of charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during may 2011. Owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.
 Recall notesKia safety recall no. Sc089. Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www. Safercar. Gov .
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
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    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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