Kia Motors America has issued a consumer level safety recall of 12,361 of its Sorento crossover units over a faulty accelerator component that might cause the car not to accelerate as it should, according to a report by The Washington Post on Wednesday, March 25.
In a bulletin released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia Motors America said Canadian firm KSR International has improperly soldered a capacitor on an accelerator pedal circuit board. The faulty capacitor would cause the sensor circuit to indicate that there was a ground short, forcing the vehicle to drive in minimal acceleration.
Affected vehicles were manufactured from October 27, 2014 to January 29, 2015. The company said they began sending recall notice since February 19, in which affected customers could send their vehicles to nearest Kia dealership for a free accelerator assembly replacement.
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