Recalls: Kia calling back some 2014 Cadenzas over wheels prone to cracking

Kia got on the wire with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to recall just over 3,100 2014 Cadenzas over wheels that might crack in cold weather.

According to the release by the NHTSA, the wheels affected involve the optional 19-inch alloys, which could crack prematurely, posing as a safety threat.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported. But owners will be notified of affected vehicles and the wheels will be replaced free of charge.

Check out the release after the jump.

Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation

SUMMARY:
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2014 Cadenza vehicles manufactured February 1, 2013, through August 27, 2013, and equipped with 19″ non-chrome aluminum wheels. The wheels on the affected vehicles may fracture from impacts such as large, deep potholes.

CONSEQUENCE:
A wheel fracture could cause the circular rim to separate, resulting in a loss of tire pressure, increasing the risk of a crash.

REMEDY:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the wheels with new wheels, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in June 2014. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC107.

NOTES:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Chris Chin

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