Kia is recalling its 2020-22 Sorento due to an issue with the transmission electric oil pump.
“Due to variations in production, a crack may develop in the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) of the Transmission Electric Oil Pump (EOP) which may lead to failure of the EOP,” the company says in its recall notice.
“If the EOP fails, Hydraulic pressure will be lost and the vehicle may lose drive thereby increasing the risk of an accident resulting in serious injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”
- A total of 8572 MQ4-series Sorento models are affected from 2020 to 2022
- The VIN list is attached here
- The original recall notice is attached here
If you own an affected vehicle, Kia Australia says you must “immediately contact” a Kia dealership to schedule an appointment.
A technician will update the transmission software, free of charge.
If you have any further questions, you can contact Kia on 131 542.
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