The Kia Sorento has proven to be one of the favorites of car magazine editors. But that isn’t enough to prevent it from suffering a Kia Sorento recall. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the 2011 Kia Sorento has been recalled because the car’s rear brake calipers were improperly machined. This can cause the brake fluid to leak, the illumination of the malfunction indicator light alerting that the brake fluid level is low, and a soft or spongy feel to the brake pedal. NHTSA warned that if the problem is not repaired, the car’s braking power could decline, leading to an increased chance of a collision. NHTSA says that 7,697 Kia Sorentos are involved.
Owners of a defective Sorento are encouraged to take their car to a Kia dealer where the brake caliper will be inspected and replaced for no charge.
The recall is expected to start in December. Owners who have questions or other concerns can call NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) or visit the special NHTSA recall website at: http://www.safercar.gov.