A few recalls have been announced recently affecting Kia Sorento, Mazda5, and Volvo models. If your model is listed here, the manufacturer should notify you of the recall and provide the fixes at no charge. Customer-service phone numbers are listed below, if you have questions.
2011 Kia Sorento
Kia Motors is recalling nearly 7,700 Sorento models for problems with the rear brakes. Some of the rear brake calipers might not have been properly installed. As a result, brake fluid may leak and cause the malfunction light to illuminate indicating the brake fluid level is low and should be checked, and there would be a soft or spongy brake pedal feel. If it’s not corrected, braking power will be reduced, which could increase the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the rear calipers and replace free of charge. Kia owners may contact the consumer assistance center at 1-800-333-4542.
Mazda is recalling more than 16,000 Mazda5 vehicles with a fuel system issue. As a result of variations in the fuel tank leak check test performed before vehicle assembly, water might not have been completely removed from the harness connector of the fuel pump. This could cause the connector pin to corrode and the pin to break. That could lead to an inoperative fuel pump, engine stall, and the inability to restart the engine, which increases the risk of an accident. Dealers will inspect the fuel pump connector and replace at no charge. Owners may contact Mazda at 1-800-222-5500.
2009-2011 Volvo S40, S60, V50 and 2010-2011 Volvo XC60
Volvo is recalling more than 7,400 cars and SUVs for an issue with the power front passenger seats. The front seat rail’s direction system was manufactured incorrectly and might permit the passenger to move the seat beyond the intended maximum. That could increase the risk of injury to the passenger in a crash. Dealers will inspect the seat rails for an “end stop” and fix it free of charge. Drivers may contact Volvo at 1-800-458-1552.