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Over 42,000 Kia Sorentos recalled in Canada

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Kia is recalling 42,222 Sorentos from 2011-2013 in Canada and about 377,000 more in the U.S. because they may shift out of park inadvertently and roll away, according to documents sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), CBC reports.

"If excessive force is applied to the gear shift lever, the brake-shift interlock mechanism may chip or crack allowing the transmission being able to be shifted out of 'Park' without the brakes being depressed," the recall filing indicates.

So far, Kia has reportedly received 54 complaints about the defect, and one person was injured after trying to stop a Sorento whose shifter had been moved by a child, La Presse claims.

Affected owners can contact the manufacturer about a remedy. In the U.S., they will be notified by mail starting November 24th.