If the crankshaft fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash. A failed crankshaft also increases the risk of a fire.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V586000
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number of Units Affected 62
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017 Sorento vehicles equipped with 3.3L engines. The engine crankshaft may have been improperly heat treated and may fail.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the crankshaft, and, as necessary, replace the engine sub assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 6, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC153.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.