2018 KIA SORENTO - STEERING:COLUMN | STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles. The cowl crossbar that connects to the Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) steering column may be improperly welded, allowing the steering column to separate.
HazardIf the steering column separates, it can cause a loss of steering ability, increasing the risk of a crash.
Consumer ActionKia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cowl crossbar, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin October 26, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC167.