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Friday, September 3, 2010 - 10:54am

Some Kia Sorento Models Under Recall

More than 35,000 cars made by Kia are under a recall.

It involves two models -- the Kia Soul and Kia Sorento -- the latter of which is manufactured at Georgia’s West Point plant.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the problem is faulty wiring in the cars’ ambient lighting system. In the case of the Sorento, in certain conditions an electrical short may spark a fire when lights are on in front and rear door trim panels.

Federal officials say the recall includes nearly 24,000 Kia Soul vehicles (made between early September 2009 through July 30, 2010), and more than 11,000 Kia Sorento's (made between Oct. 23rd, 2009 through July 2010.) Georgia’s Kia plant began Sorento production on November 16th of last year.

A Kia-West Point spokesperson says the Georgia plant just hit the 100,000 mark in Sorento production at the end of August.

Later this month, the plant begins limited production of the Hyundai Santa Fe—which is moving from Alabama.

Kia says owners of affected vehicles under the recall may bring them to a Kia dealership for free repair.

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