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The recall information below is provided directly from the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 17V224000
Mfg's Report Date: March 31, 2017
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 618,160


Summary:
Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

Consequence:
Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.

Notes:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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