Irvine, CA – September 9, 2023 – Kia (OTCMKTS:KIMTF) is recalling 144,979 SUVs whose rearview cameras may fail to display an image. This reduces visibility when backing up, increasing the chances of a crash.
This recall comes on the back of multiple warranty claims and incidents and includes the following vehicles:
- 2022 – 2023 Kia Sorento
- 2022 – 2023 Kia Sorento Hybrid
- 2022 – 2023 Kia Sorento PHEV
In the affected SUVs, the brackets that hold the camera in place may break, allowing it to fall out of position. This may result in the rearview camera not working properly.
Background of the recall
The recall comes on the back of 127 incidents “involving rearview camera loosening and/or falling out of position.” No accidents or injuries have been reported.
Other Kia recalls
Last month, Kia recalled over 50,000 Sorento SUVs because their airbag warning labels may have peeled off.
Earlier in August, almost 40,000 Kia SUVs were recalled because they could have caught fire.
Dealers will replace rearview camera housing with an upgraded version free of charge.
Owners should receive letters with more information on October 27, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
Nearly 150,000 SUVs are affected by this Kia rearview camera recall. To do a Kia recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.