Kia Sorento 2020 recalled: Thousands of new SUVs have potential AEB fault

Kia Australia has been forced to recall 3315 Sorento SUVs due to a software issue that could cause their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems to fail.

Affecting MY20 examples sold from February 26 to December 24 this year, the defective AEB system might not automatically slow the Sorento when it approaches a stationary vehicle or a pedestrian.

If the AEB system doesn’t detect a stationary vehicle or a pedestrian and therefore then react in kind, the risk of injury and/or death to Sorento occupants and other road users is increased.

It should be noted, however, that all AEB systems are active safety features designed to assist drivers, not replace them.

Impacted owners will be contacted by Kia Australia via direct mail with instructions to make an appointment at their preferred dealership for free-of-charge inspections and repairs.

Those looking for extra information can contact Kia Australia on 13 15 42. Alternatively, they can directly contact their preferred dealership.

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December 24, 2019 2:31 pm Published by