Kia Recalls Sorento SUV for Faulty Front Seats

2016 Kia Sorento

Korean car manufacturer Kia has recalled a few hundred of its Sorento mid-size SUV to replace seat components that may have been improperly manufactured.

Transport Canada says that in 453 examples of the Sorento sold as 2016 models, the driver’s seatback may have been built with insufficient welds. Seats with this flaw may not stand up to the stresses of a rear-end collision and could fail structurally, increasing the risk of injury to the driver.

Kia is asking its dealers to inspect the seats in the affected vehicles, and replace the seatback frames 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.