KIA SORENTO 2016: SEATS

Make : KIA Model : SORENTO Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2016-03-05 - 2016-03-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V770000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-12-09 Date Received by ODI: 2016-10-24 Date Added to Database: 2016-10-24
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC140
Component: SEATS
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 1408
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Sorento vehicles manufactured March 3, 2016 to March 21, 2016. The driver's seatback frame may have been produced with inadequate weld joints and, as a result, the seatback may not function as designed in the event of a rear-end collision.
Consequence:
      In the event of a crash, the driver seatback frame could break and fail to restrain a seat occupant, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the welds and replace the driver seatback frame, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 9, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC140.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.