Kia is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 model year Borrego SUVs over concerns about faulty brake pedal mounts on vehicles equipped with non-adjustable brake pedals.
A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 21,942. Affected vehicles were built from May 2, 2008 through January 20, 2009.
At issue is a potential defect in the brake pedal mount. Certain pedal mounts may have a fiberglass composition that allows them to break off in a collision where the vehicle has not been immobilized by the impact. The vehicle could then roll.
In the event that the vehicle rolls, the driver would have to stop the vehicle using the parking brake, or experience a possible second impact, which would increase the risk of personal injury.
What Kia will do
Kia will notify owners of affected 2009 model year Borrego SUVs and instruct them to contact their Kia dealer to schedule an appointment. The dealer will replace the brake pedal mount at no charge. The Kia safety recall campaign is expected to begin in June 2012.
In the meantime, owners of 2009 Kia Borrego SUVs with any questions or concerns may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Reference the Kia safety recall campaign No. SC096.
Alternatively, owners of vehicles involved in the campaign may contact the NHTSA’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to http://www.safercar.gov. Reference the NHTSA campaign ID No. 12V245000.