SC205 – LOSS OF DRIVE POWER – 2021-2022 SORENTO & 2021-2023 K5

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Loss of drive power increases the risk of a crash.

  • NHTSA Campaign Number: 22V760000
  • Manufacturer: KIA America, Inc.
  • Components: POWER TRAIN
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 69,038


Kia Motors, Inc. (Kia) is recalling certain 2021-2022 Sorento and 2021-2023 K5 vehicles. The vehicle’s “fail-safe” limited-mobility drive mode may be impaired, when prompted by a transmission oil pump malfunction, which can result in a complete loss of drive power.


Dealers will inspect and replace the transmission, as necessary. Dealers will also update the transmission control unit software. All repairs will be performed. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on December 9, 2022. Kia’s number for this recall is SC250.


Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

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