Kia Motors America is recalling 846 model year 2021-2022 K5s with 2.5L T-GDI engines.
The Rack-Mounted Motor Driven Power Steering (R-MDPS) system lacks the ability to diagnose communication faults.
If a communication fault occurs while driving around a curve with Lane Following Assist (LFA) engaged, the steering assist level may not adjust properly, causing a sudden increase in the steering effort required.
A sudden increase in steering effort can increase the risk of a crash.
What to do
Dealers will update the R-MDPS software free of charge.
Owner may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC213.