KIA SORENTO 2011: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Make : KIA Model : SORENTO Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2009-10-19 - 2013-01-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 15V626000
Date Owner's Notified: 2015-11-09 Date Received by ODI: 2015-10-06 Date Added to Database: 2015-10-06
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC124
Component: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 377062
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 began on November 9, 2015. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC124.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number: 114
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 'TTY 1-800-424-9153', or go to www.safercar.gov.