Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2021-22 Kia Sorento; 2021-23 Kia K5
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 69,038
Report Date: October 11, 2022
Issue: Kia Motors, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Sorento and 2021-2023 K5 vehicles. The vehicle’s “fail-safe” limited-mobility drive mode may be impaired, when prompted by a transmission oil pump malfunction, which can result in a complete loss of drive power. Loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash.
Solution: Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission, as necessary. Dealers will also update the transmission control unit software. All repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed December 9, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC250.

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