2016 Kia SORENTO Suspension Rear Recall

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2016 Kia SORENTO Suspension Rear Recall

 NHTSA Recall #119041
NHTSA Compaign #16V480000
MFG Compaign #SC137
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification27/07/16
 Begin date of manufacuring02/07/22
 End date of manufacturing02/07/22
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received29/06/16
 Report created29/06/16
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units7901
 Defect summaryKia motors america (kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 sorento vehicles. A component of the rear suspension may not be properly welded.
 Consequence summaryThe improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross-member, replacing the rear cross-member assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began july 27, 2016. Owners may contact kia customer service department at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc137.
 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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