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Recall News: Are Kia SUV Transmissions Safe?

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According to USA Today, Kia is recalling more than 377,000 of its Sorento crossover SUVs due to problems with their transmission shifters.

The news outlet reported that the vehicle transmission shifters could allegedly shift out of the “park” position on their own, causing dangers to people who are driving. The recall involves 2011 to 2013 model Sorentos, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The agency says that if excessive force is applied to the shifters, a brake-shift mechanism may crack, and if that happens, the transmission can shift out of the park position without a vehicle’s brakes being applied.

Kia said it would notify vehicle owners if their models need to be brought to dealerships for repair. Remember, if you ever have concerns about your vehicle being involved in a recall, you can visit the NHTSA’s website, where you can search for issues using the VIN number.


Large-scale auto recalls like this are scary, especially when they involve issues that can put drivers and other people on the road in danger. Manufacturers have a duty to make sure that their vehicles are safe from defects prior to selling them to consumers.

If you have been harmed by a defective auto part, you can reach our Nashville injury attorney now by using the live chat option located at the top of this page. He can investigate your case and determine if you may be able to file a legal claim against a manufacturer or potentially join class action litigation.

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