Improper Weld in Suspension Prompts SUV Recall from Kia Motors

About 7,900 vehicles are included in the manufacturer's recall

Improper Weld in Suspension Prompts SUV Recall from Kia Motors
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July 28, 2016

Kia Motors has announced a recall for SUVs due to an issue with the suspension.

The manufacturer's recall applies to certain model year 2016 Sorento vehicles. In the affected vehicles, a component of the rear suspension may not be properly welded.

The improper weld may break, affecting the rear suspension alignment, thereby increasing the risk of a crash.

Kia believes that about 7,900 vehicles are affected by this problem.

The automaker will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds at the rear suspension cross-member, replacing the rear cross-member assembly, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began July 27, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Kia Customer Service Department at (800) 333-4542.