Kia America – Engine Compartment Fire

Kia America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011 Sorento vehicles. An engine compartment fire can occur while driving.

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20231221
NHTSA ID 23V877000
Consequence Summary A fire increases the risk of injury.
Corrective Action Dealers will install Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) software and replace the engine as necessary, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed February 9, 2024. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC291.
Recall Code SC291
Potentially Affected 79812
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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What the owner should do?

You can check if your specific car is affected by a recall by entering your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) on the NHTSA website. The VIN is a unique code that identifies your vehicle and can be found on your car's registration, insurance documents, or near the base of the windshield on the driver's side.

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