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2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Recalled To Fix Rollaway Problem: 377,000 U.S. Vehicles Affected

Kia Motors America is recalling more than 377,000 Sorento crossovers from the 2011, 2012, and 2013 model years. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles suffer from a poorly made component that could allow them to roll away. CHECK OUT...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage
2011 Kia Sportage Recalled For Electrical Flaw Affecting Brake Lights, Cruise Control

Kia Motors America is recalling select Sportage vehicles from the 2011 model year. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical flaw that could affect the crossover's brake lights and cruise control. ALSO SEE...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona: Crash-Test Ratings Now All In, And Excellent

The 2015 Kia Sedona has been crash-tested by the federal government for occupant protection, and with its mostly top-tier Insurance Institute for Highway (IIHS) ratings already in as well, safety ratings for this fully redesigned minivan now jump past those of some key rivals. ALSO SEE: 2015 Ford...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima, 2015 New York Auto Show
2016 Kia Optima Video Preview

The Kia Optima has been a surprise—well, maybe not to Kia, but to the rest of the world. In the past it was an anonymous four-door forever in the shadow of the Camry and Accord. In 2011, a complete rethink made it one of the best-looking values in the family four-door class. This year...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Video Road Test

There’s no market more hotly contested right now than the mid-size crossover segment, and with popular models like the Ford Edge, Nissan Murano, and Toyota Highlander all recently being new, Kia’s upping its game. For 2016 the Sorento is new, but is it good enough for your family? ALSO...Read More»

2015 Kia Soul
2014-2015 Kia Soul & Soul EV Recalled To Replace Breakable Accelerator Pedal

Kia is recalling more than 200,000 Soul and Soul EV cars from the 2014 and 2015 model years. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the gas/accelerator pedal on those vehicles can break, increasing the risk of an accident. ALSO SEE: Ford Focus vs Mazda 3: Compare Cars The...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Recalled For Malfunctioning Gas Pedal

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for 2016 models of the Sorento crossover. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from a gas pedal flaw that could prevent them from accelerating. CHECK OUT: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento Earns Top Safety Scores From IIHS

The 2016 Kia Sorento has been run through the full set of Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests, and it’s emerged with top-tier ‘good’ scores in all respects—including frontal and side impact, roof strength, rear impact (seats and head restraints). The...Read More»

Scene from Mercedes’ ad for Super Bowl XLIX
Super Bowl XLIX Ad Lineup: Every Video We Can Get Our Hands On (And Then Some)

Everyone knows that the Super Bowl isn't just about football. The Super Bowl is an event -- a huge event -- and events are marketing opportunities. On this very special day, we're encouraged to consume, consume, consume: to drink more beer, to eat more pizza, or, if football isn't our thing, to...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte Sedan
2014 Kia Forte Recalled For Fire Risk, 86,880 U.S. Owners Affected

Kia has issued a recall for nearly 87,000 Forte vehicles from the 2014 model year. According to documents posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (PDF), those vehicles could be at risk of catching fire. CHECK OUT: The Safest Vehicles Of 2015 The problem with the 2014 Kia Forte...Read More»

2015 Hyundai Genesis IIHS Top Safety Pick+
The Safest Cars, 2016 Honda Pilot, Bentley SUV: The Week In Reverse

Safety is no longer a back-burner priority for new-car shoppers. Across most types of vehicle shoppers, it’s one of the top concerns. Some vehicles simply don’t make the cut in occupant safety. This week, The Car Connection examined the field of new 2015 models to recommend the safest...Read More»

Gavel. Image: Brian Turner
Hyundai & Kia Fined $360 Million For Faulty MPG Claims (None Of Which Will Fund Electric Cars)

Hyundai and Kia have agreed to a massive $360 million fine, following a two-year-long investigation of the Korean automakers by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Added to the $395 million that Hyundai and Kia have paid to vehicle owners, the companies will have forked over $755 million for...Read More»

2013 Kia Soul
2010-2013 Kia Soul Recalled To Fix Structural Flaw

Kia Motors America has issued a recall for select models of the Kia Soul. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a structural problem with the compact car could result in greater damage to vehicle occupants during collisions. ALSO SEE: 2016 Toyota Tacoma: First Look At...Read More»

2016 Kia Sorento
2016 Kia Sorento: First Drive

Stoic. That’s how I’d sum up our first drive of the 2016 Kia Sorento. It’s not just because this completely redesigned, third-generation Sorento felt mostly unfazed, driving through a Sierra Nevada winter "storm of the decade" that brought 100-mile-an-hour wind gusts and made some...Read More»

2015 Kia Sedona
2015 Kia Sedona Video Road Test

If you’re shopping for a minivan, you’re probably looking at one of the four best sellers — the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, the Chrysler Town & Country, and the Dodge Grand Caravan. This year, Kia hopes you’ll take a look at a fifth new model—the new Sedona. For...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Hyundai And Kia Fined $300M For Overstating MPG

The federal government has announced that Hyundai Motor and subsidiary Kia Motors will pay $300 million altogether in penalties over fuel economy numbers that were overstated on about 1.2 million vehicles. Of that amount, $100 million will be paid in civil fines, while the companies will forfeit...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Recalled For Fractured Wheels

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. READ: We Asked, Now NHTSA Asks...Read More»

2015 Kia K900
2015 Kia K900 Video Road Test

A few years ago, the idea of a luxury sedan from a Kia was, well, let’s say farfetched. Things have changed, and Kia’s now known for stylish, reliable vehicles that you want to be seen in. But still, an expensive luxury sedan from the Korean brand is a new thing. Can the Kia K900 really...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento SX
2011-2013 Kia Sorento Stalling Will Get Factory Fix

Kia has issued a service bulletin to fix Sorento crossovers with a stalling problem. Kia has found that some 2011-2013 Sorento crossovers manufactured during certain dates can, under certain operating conditions, stall when coming to a stop. Typically the engine can be restarted immediately, but it...Read More»

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