According to the Columbus Dispatch, Kia has issued a recall for more than 9,700 Sorento SUVs due to the possibility that the front axle could fail and the vehicle could lose power.
This issue could cause a crack in the right axle shaft and the SUV could lose power or roll away when parked. There have been no injuries or accidents reported.
Cars affected include the 2014 Kia Sorento SUVs with 2.4-liter four-cylinder engines with front-wheel-drive that were built from January 7 through March 12 of 2013.
The automaker says that owners will be notified by mail and that Kia dealerships will replace the axle shaft for free. There is no indication that dealers will replace this shaft as a precaution or whether there needs to be damage, but we suggest you call your local dealer to find out.
The same issue was discovered in the Hyundai Santa Fe, which was recalled last week for this reason.
Source: Columbus Dispatch