Kia Sorento Prone To Catastrophic Engine Failure, Class Says

Law360, New York (January 3, 2013, 7:02 PM EST) -- A class of consumers hit Kia Motors with a suit in New Jersey on Tuesday claiming it knowingly concealed that its first generation Sorento crossover was manufactured with defective engine parts that can cause catastrophic engine failure and a potential hazard to drivers.

The suit, brought by a trio of plaintiffs on behalf of a nationwide class, asserts that Sorentos manufactured between model years 2002-09 contain a defective engine crank sprocket, which can result in a catastrophic chain reaction that causes severe heat buildup, the release...
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