2014 Kia Sorento, 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Recalled for Rollaway Risk


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    2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Picture

    Hyundai is recalling 20,300 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles and Kia is recalling 9,345 2014 Kia Sorento vehicles because a fractured front axle may increase the rollaway risk. | August 16, 2013

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Just the Facts:
  • Hyundai is recalling 20,300 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles and Kia is recalling 9,345 2014 Kia Sorento vehicles because a fractured front axle may increase the rollaway risk.
  • No accidents or injuries have been linked to the recall of either vehicle.
  • The recall affects only Santa Fe Sports and Sorentos with front-wheel drive and 2.4-liter engines.

WASHINGTON — Hyundai is recalling 20,300 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vehicles and Kia is recalling 9,345 2014 Kia Sorento vehicles because a fractured front axle may increase the rollaway risk, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The recall affects only Santa Fe Sports and Sorentos with front-wheel drive and 2.4-liter engines.

"Due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem. "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."

No accidents or injuries have been linked to the recall of either vehicle.

Hyundai told federal safety regulators it has received 60 warranty claims and seven customer complaints linked to the recall. Kia said it has received 10 warranty claims and one customer complaint.

The affected Santa Fe Sport vehicles were built from July 13, 2012 - March 12, 2013. The affected Sorento vehicles were built from January 7, 2013 - March 12, 2013.

The recall is expected to start sometime in August.

Hyundai and Kia dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly. Owners can contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Owners can contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Edmunds says: Of course, if you notice a problem with your 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport or 2014 Kia Sorento you'll want to get it into the dealership before receiving your official recall notice.

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