Kia North America RECALL Subject : Brake-Shift Interlock Mechanism

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Published on October 16th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Kia North America RECALL Subject : Brake-Shift Interlock Mechanism

2015 Kia Sorento
Report Receipt Date: OCT 06, 2015
NHTSA Campaign Number: 15V626000
Component(s): POWER TRAIN
Potential Number of Units Affected: 377,062

Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
SUMMARY: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured October 19, 2009, to January 31, 2013. In the affected vehicles, if excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of “Park” without the brakes being depressed. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, “Theft Protection.”

CONSEQUENCE: Without requiring the brake to be pressed, the vehicle may be unintentionally shifted out of Park, allowing it to roll, which may result in a crash.

REMEDY: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the brake-shift interlock mechanism, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 24, 2015.


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