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Kia Sorento Recall, axle failure danger

Report Receipt Date: AUG 13, 2013 
NHTSA Campaign Number: 13V356000 
Component(s): POWER TRAIN 
Potential Number of Units Affected: 9,345 
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.
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.

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