Kia recalls 99,000 model year 2023 Sportage SUVs

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The vehicle may lose power brake assist, increasing the crash risk

Kia America is recalling 98,944 model year 2023 Sportage SUVs.

The brake booster diaphragm may become misaligned and cause an internal vacuum leak, which can result in a loss of power brake assist.

A loss of power brake assist can extend the distance required to stop, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and replace the brake booster -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Letters notifying owners of the recall are expected to be mailed July 21, 2023.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC272.

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