2014 Kia SORENTO Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Recall

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2014 Kia SORENTO Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Recall

 NHTSA Recall #98740
NHTSA Compaign #13V356000
MFG Compaign #SC099
 ManufacturerKia Motors Corporation
 Model Year2014
 Date of notification09/09/13
 Begin date of manufacuring07/01/13
 End date of manufacturing12/03/13
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received13/08/13
 Report created15/08/13
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units9345
 Defect summaryKia motors corp. Is recalling certain model year 2014 front wheel drive sorento vehicles manufactured january 7, 2013, through march 12, 2013; and equipped with 2. 4 liter engines. Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
 Consequence summaryA fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall began on september 9, 2013. Owners may contact kia at 1-800-333-4542 . Kia's recall number is sc099.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).
  • 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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