Kia recalls Optimas, Sorentos and Sportages

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The vehicles could suffer premature bearing wear within the engine

Kia Motor Company is recalling 618,160 model year 2011-2014 Optimas, 2012-2014 Sorentos and 2011-2013 Sportages.

Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine, which could result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.

What to do

Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, replacing it 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.

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