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2014 Kia Sorento Reliability Ratings

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2014 Kia Sorento Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE Recall Date: 08/26/2020
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 440370
  • Consequence: If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HECU for leaking brake fluid and replace the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC197.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC197
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V519000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 12/18/2018
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 71653
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 18, 2011 to FEB 09, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC172
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V907000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 03/30/2017
  • Summary: Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 618160
  • Consequence: Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
  • Dates of Manufacture: APR 18, 2011 to FEB 09, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC147
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V224000
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT Recall Date: 08/12/2013
  • Summary: Kia 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 9345
  • Consequence: A 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.
  • Remedy: Kia 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: JAN 06, 2013 to MAR 11, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC099
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V356000

2014 Kia Sorento Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 8/25/17

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