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2016 Kia Sorento Reliability Ratings

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2016 Kia Sorento Recalls

There have been 5 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Recall Date: 11/29/2016
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to August 25, 2016, and 2017 Sportage vehicles manufactured December 10, 2015, to August 26, 2016. The affected vehicles are equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 10212
  • Consequence: If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the trailer tow hitch harness, free of charge. The recall began January 18, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC142.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 26, 2014 to AUG 24, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC142
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V862000
SEATS Recall Date: 10/23/2016
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured March 3, 2016 to March 21, 2016. The driver's seatback frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and, as a result, the seatback may not function as designed in the event of a rear-end collision.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1408
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, the driver seatback frame could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seatback frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC140.
  • Dates of Manufacture: MAR 04, 2016 to MAR 14, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC140
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V770000
SUSPENSION:REAR Recall Date: 06/28/2016
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles. A component of the rear suspension may not be properly welded.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 7901
  • Consequence: The improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia 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.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC137
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V480000
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:BUCKLE ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 07/13/2015
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 23, 2014, to December 10, 2014. The affected vehicles have a front passenger seat belt whose buckle latch assembly may prevent the front passenger from fastening the seat belt.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 2587
  • Consequence: If the front passenger seat belt cannot be latched, an occupant sitting in the front passenger seat has an increased risk of injury in the event of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front passenger seat belt buckle cover, free of charge. The recall began on August 18, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC123.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 22, 2014 to DEC 09, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC123
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V446000
VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL Recall Date: 02/12/2015
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles manufactured October 27, 2014, to January 29, 2015. Due to an improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly, the driver may not be able to accelerate the vehicle.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 12361
  • Consequence: If the vehicle is unable to be accelerated, there is an increased risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the accelerator assembly, free of charge. The recall began on February 19, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC115.
  • Dates of Manufacture: OCT 26, 2014 to JAN 28, 2015
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC115
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 15V089000

2016 Kia Sorento Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/22/18

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