Kia Motors is recalling 9,345 model year 2014 front wheel drive Sorento vehicles manufactured January 7, 2013, through March 12, 2013, and equipped with 2.4 liter engines.


The right front axle shaft may fracture. 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.


Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2013.

Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 .

Internal Recall Number: SC099