"Due to an improperly soldered component in the accelerator pedal assembly, the driver may not be able to accelerate the vehicle," said NHTSA in its recall summary. "If the vehicle is unable to be accelerated, there is an increased risk of a crash."
Kia told federal safety regulators there are no accidents or injuries linked to the recall.
The affected Sorentos were built from October 27, 2014 to January 29, 2015.
Edmunds says: If you own a 2016 Kia Sorento, it's time to schedule a service appointment with your dealer.