Vehicles Affected: About 3,107 model-year 2014 Kia Cadenza sedans manufactured between Feb. 1, 2013, and Aug. 27, 2013, and equipped with 19-inch, non-chrome aluminum wheels.
The Problem: The wheels may fracture from impacts such as those caused by large, deep potholes; this could cause the circular rim to separate, resulting in a loss of tire pressure and increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Kia will begin notifying owners this month, and dealers will replace the wheels with new ones for free.
What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Kia at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit www.safercar.gov for more info.
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