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Why has Kia issued recalls of the Sorento?

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Kia issued a recall of the 2016 Sorento to fix a defect in the accelerator pedal assembly. Due to this malfunction, drivers might not be able to accelerate.

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Why has Kia issued recalls of the Sorento?
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The defect in the accelerator pedal assembly increases the risk of an accident. The problem derives from an improperly soldered component within the accelerator pedal assembly. Kia has stated that there are no accidents or injuries connected to the recall, as of February 2015. Car owners with Sorentos made from Oct. 27, 2014, to Jan. 29, 2015, can contact their local Kia dealer to schedule a service appointment to have the accelerator pedal assembly replaced. Kia asks that anyone with questions regarding the recall contact customer service by calling 1-800-333-4542.

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