Kia Sorento Recall: 10,000 SUVs Called Back Over Front Axle Failure

Aug 23, 2013 02:56 PM EDT | Matt Mercuro

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Kia is recalling its Sorento after finding out that the vehicle's front axle can fail.

The recall involves 9,700 SUVs with 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engines from the 2014 model year according to a company press release.

Kia said the vehicles was manufactured from Jan. 7 through Mar. 12 of 2013.

The automaker's announcement came the same day Hyundai recalled its Santa Fe Sport SUV over the same issue, according to USA Today.

The vehicles were built from July 11, 2012 and March 12, 2013.

Both vehicles were built at Kia's West Point, Georgia plant. The right axle drive shaft can crack and fail according to Kia.

If the issue takes place while the car is moving, it would lose power. Even if the car is parked, the vehicle could roll away.

Kia said it's received a one customer complaint and 10 warranty claims. The automaker has not said if any accidents or injuries have occurred due to the issue.

The recall will notify owners soon and dealers will replace the axle shaft assembly, free of charge.

Owners with more questions can call Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

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