2014 Kia Cadenza Recalled For Fractured Wheels

July 2, 2014

Kia will recall some of its new Cadenza sedans for a problem with optional wheels.

The South Korean automaker has determined that there's a problem with 19-inch non-chrome wheels on certain 2014 Cadenzas manufactured between February 1, 2013, to August 27th, 2013.

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On affected Cadenzas, the wheel could fracture if it experiences a hard impact--such as going through a large, deep pothole or hitting a curb. Cold weather may exacerbate the likelihood of a wheel fracturing.

An incident could cause the circular rim to separate, disabling the wheel and potentially causing an accident.

The fix

On affected vehicles, Kia dealers will replace all four wheels, which includes swapping the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) monitors and resetting the system, installing new TPMS monitor securing nuts, installing new valve stems, and balancing the tires.

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Kia is managing this recall by VIN (Vehicle Identification Number). The best way to determine if a particular vehicle is involved in this recall is to call local dealers with a VIN. They will run a database search to see if the vehicle in question is involved.

For more information or answers to questions, call Kia Customer Service at 800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 888-327-4236. Reference Recall Number: SC107 entitled: Recall - 19 Inch Non-Chrome Wheel Replacement.

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