Weak Welds Prompt Kia Sorento Suspension Recall

2016 Kia Sorento

South Korean automaker Kia is asking owners of nearly 1,300 examples of its Sorento crossover to bring their vehicles back to the dealer to inspect rear suspension crossmembers.

Kia says a crossmember assist arm bracket may not have been properly welded when the car was built and could fail. That would affect the alignment of the rear suspension and have a negative effect on the vehicle’s handling, and possibly lead to a crash.

Dealers will inspect the crossmember on the affected cars, sold as 2016 models, and replace it where necessary.

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Chris Chase

Chris Chase

As a child, Chris spent much of his time playing with toy cars in his parents’ basement; when his mother would tell him to go play outside, he made car sounds while riding his bicycle or dug roads for his toys in the flower garden. Now he gets to indulge his obsession playing with real cars that make their own cool noises, and gets paid for it.