2011 Kia Sorento Recalled For Brake Defects

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2011 Kia Sorento Recalled For Brake Defects

Kia is recalling 7,697 Sorentos due to a problem with the rear brake calipers, according to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Kia claims that no crashes have resulted from the problem, but is going ahead with the recall anyways.

“Some of the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined,” said NHTSA in a statement released to the media. “As a result, brake fluid will leak, followed by illumination of the malfunction indicator light indicating the brake fluid level is low and should be checked, then a soft or spongy brake pedal feel, and if not serviced, reduced braking power which could increase the risk of a crash.”

Owners can contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. The recall is expected to begin this month.

[Source: Inside Line]

  • Matt

    “Kia is recalling 7,697 Sorentos due to a problem”

    ALREADY??!!

  • Kmaben1

    Today is Jan. 21, 2013 I am at the dealer where I purchased my 2011 Kia Sorento. Recently I noticed a big changed in my breaking. It all started with a noise upon putting my foot on the break and putting the car in reverse. I could hear a semi-grinding noise. Then I noticed a extreme change in the stopping shortly later. When the service guy came into to explain what was wrong he said there wasn’t a problem at all. He said that the technician didn’t notice anything wrong. He even went as far as to have me test drive a different Kia Sorento. Trying to make comparisons between the two vehicles. Like I don’t know that my vehicle isn’t driving the way it was before. After that I spoke to the service manager. It was finally decided that they would replace the pads and rotors. If anyone is having similar problems insist that they replace the pads and rotors. My Sorento has only 18,000 mile on it. I hope this helps those with similar problems. Don’t accept that there’s nothing wrong.

  • Big G

    My 2011 Kia Sorento was making a grinding noise intermittently when I pressed the brakes. The grinding would start maybe 15 minutes after driving. I purchased some brakes from a chain store( Eg. Auto zone, or PepBoys). I had my mechanic sand paper the rotors and put the new pads on the car along with the brake grease. This remedied the grinding and the spongy pedal. Brake grinding began at 34,000 miles on the left side of the vehicle. The old brakes had a lot of life on them but were probably contaminated.

  • Big G

    My 2011 Kia Sorento Lx gear shifter was stuck and would not go further than neutral and if you inline control light illuminates, let me inform you that it is a faulty brake switch that needs to be replaced. If you find yourself stuck like this you can override the switch. On the right side of the gear switch the is a square cover that can be removed with a flat head screwdriver. Once the cover is removed insert the screwdriver into the slot and push down. The gear shift will be able to move into any gear without pressing the brakes. This can be done until you are able to get to the dealer. Brake switch failure 32,500 miles.

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