22,000 Kia Borrego SUVs Recalled to Fix Brake Pedal Mounts
Although little remembered and killed off quickly, the Kia Borrego SUV that graced our shores for just two years is being recalled to fix defective brake pedal mounts that could lead to it not being able to stop appropriately in the event of an accident. Kia is recalling 21,912 Borregos from the 2009 model year to fix the brake pedal brackets. According information from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the brackets in vehicles optioned without power-adjustable pedals could snap under the heavy force of an accident, making the event of a second accident all the more likely. The recalled vehicles were manufactured between January 21, 2009, and July 13, 2009. Owners of recalled Kia Borrego SUVs will be contacted this month and will be able to have their SUVs fixed free of charge at their local dealerships. For further information regarding the recall, contact Kia Motors' customer service line at (800) 333-4542 or the NHTSA's Safe Car Hotline at (888) 327-4236, referencing campaign number 12V245000. Source: NHTSA
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