Kia has announced that they are recalling certain models of the 2014 front wheel drive Sorento vehicles manufactured from January 7, 2013 through March 12, 2013 and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. They stated that due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.
A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. Additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. Either condition increases the risk of a crash. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.