Kia Sorento Recall: Power Steering Issue Alert

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Kia Sorento Recall
Kia Sorento Recall

Kia America has discovered a concern affecting specific models of the 2024 Kia Sorento. These vehicles have been equipped with a motor-driven power steering wiring harness that may have been improperly assembled. If this wiring harness becomes damaged, it could lead to a decrease or loss of power steering assistance.

Though this may not pose a significant issue at higher speeds, the sudden loss of power steering at lower speeds could catch the driver off guard, potentially increasing the risk of an accident. Rather than Kia taking responsibility for the recall condition, the supplier of the MDPS wiring harness, Mobis Alabama, a limited liability company serving two U.S. vehicle assembly plants, including Kia Motor Manufacturing Georgia and Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, has been identified.

Kia America initiated an investigation into this concern on February 7, prompted by a techline case involving a 2024 Kia Sorento experiencing abnormal noises while turning the steering wheel and engine stalling. Upon inspection, a damaged wiring harness caused by chafing between the harness and steering shaft was identified by the dealer.

Kia Sorento Recall
Kia Sorento Recall (Credit: Kia)

A compromised harness can lead to diminished power and communication circuits, resulting in reduced or loss of power steering assistance. In the U.S. market, Kia America is aware of two incidents related to this recall condition, though fortunately, no accidents have been reported thus far.

Owner notifications are scheduled to be mailed around May 7. Concerned or proactive owners can simply enter the 17-character VIN on Kia’s recall portal to determine if their Sorento is affected. If so, they are advised to contact their preferred dealer.

Starting at $31,990 (excluding destination charge) with front-wheel drive and the naturally aspirated 2.5L four-cylinder engine, the facelifted Sorento offers various trim levels, with the X-Line EX AWD being the most affordable trim featuring standard all-wheel drive, starting at $41,690. For more power, Kia offers a turbocharged version of the same powerplant.


By Rajdeep Singh

Rajdeep (New Delhi) sparks electric vehicle enthusiasm with engaging content, empowering everyone to join the EV revolution.

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