Sportage Recalled for Loss of Brake Assist

IRVINE, Calif. – Kia America, Inc. has agreed to recall certain model-year 2023 Kia Sportage vehicles which might lose brake assist due to a fault within the brake booster.

The 98,944 compact sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) within the recall population, manufactured in the company’s Georgia factory between Jan. 12, 2022, and Feb. 15, 2023, might have brake booster diaphragm which could become misaligned and thus result in a vacuum leak.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Part 573 Safety Recall Report 23V-410, “A loss of brake assist can result in hard pedal feel and increased effort during pedal application thereby increasing stopping distances.”

The federal document did not report any incidents or accidents as a result of this condition. It stated the remedy will consist of inspection by technicians at authorized Kia Sportage dealers and, if necessary, replacement of the brake booster with one containing a properly-aligned diaphragm.

Authorized dealers were scheduled to receive notification of the recall yesterday; consumers are scheduled to receive notification of the recall July 21st.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.