2011 Kia SORENTO Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Caliper Recall

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2011 Kia SORENTO Service Brakes, Hydraulic Foundation Components Disc Caliper Recall

 NHTSA Recall #85991
NHTSA Compaign #10V599000
MFG Compaign #SC087
 ManufacturerKIA MOTORS CORPORATION
 SupplierKIA
 BrandKIA
 ModelSORENTO
 Model Year2011
 ComponentSERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:DISC:CALIPER
 Date of notification10/12/10
 Begin date of manufacuring14/09/10
 End date of manufacturing04/10/10
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received24/11/10
 Report created03/12/10
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7697
 Defect summaryKia is recalling certain model year 2011 sorento vehicles manufactured from september 14, 2010, through october 4, 2010. Some of the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined.
 Consequence summaryAs a result, brake fluid will leak, followed by illumination of the malfunction indicator light indicating the brake fluid level is low and should be checked, then a soft or spongy brake pedal feel, and if not serviced, reduced braking power which could increase the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionDealers will inspect the rear calipers and replace it if necessary free of charge. The safety recall began on december 10, 2010. Owners may contact kia consumer assistance center at 1-800-333-4542.
 Recall notesKia's safety recall campaign number is sc087. 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.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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