The PR department at Kia is working overtime getting the word out about two recalls in as many days. This time the warning’s directed at the just under 22,000 people who own a 2009 Borrego. At issue is a potentially faulty brake pedal mount. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says, during an accident, the mounts are at risk of cracking which could disable the brakes. Doesn’t seem like we need to explain the hazards of a brakeless vehicle any further than that but NHTSA went as far as saying the busted brakes could lead drivers to “experience a possible second impact.”
Kia will be contacting affected owners this month with directions on getting the potentially faulty part repaired for free. Or, if you’d rather take the initiative, you can call the Kia Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-333-4542. Be sure to reference recall campaign number SC096.
The other recent recall affects Kia Rio model years 2006-2008. For details visit http://butlerkia.wordpress.com/2012/06/06/kia-rio-recall-affects-model-years-2006-2008/.