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2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 CDI

  • Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor Activated By Passenger Weight
  • Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Rear Side Airbags
  • Head Protection Curtain Side Head Curtain Airbags
  • Automatic Locking Retractors
  • Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal
  • L A T C H
  • Rollover Sensor
  • Front and Rear Crumple Zones
  • Active Head Restraint
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Rear Center 3-Point Seatbelt
  • Front and Rear Outboard 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front and Rear Pretensioners With Force Limiters
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 44554
2007 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 44Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 44555
2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class 5555Not Tested
2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Not
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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Not
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Service Bulletins for 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class ML320 CDI
No service bulletins exist
 
Recalls for 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class ML320 CDI
No recalls exist.
 


2007 Kia Sorento Base

  • Driver Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor
  • Passenger Airbag With Dual Stage Deployment
  • Side Head Curtain Airbags Located In Headliner
  • Emergency Fuel Shut-Off Device
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Active Head Restraints
  • L A T C H
  • Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters
  • Rear 3-Point Center Seatbelt
  • Front and Rear 3-Point Seatbelts
  • Front Pretensioners With Force Limiters
  • Side Guard Door Beams
 
Crash Test Results for the 2007 Kia Models:
Car Frontal Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover
Resistance
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Driver Pass. Front Seat Rear Seat
2007 Kia Amanti Not
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2007 Kia Optima 55554
2007 Kia Rio 45434
2007 Kia Rondo 55544
2007 Kia Sedona 55554
2007 Kia Sedona 55554
2007 Kia Sorento 55553
2007 Kia Spectra 55444
2007 Kia Spectra 55444
2007 Kia Sportage 55553
 
Service Bulletins for 2007 Kia Sportage Base
2007 KIA SORENTO:

Bulletin Number: 018
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION ADAPTIVE VALUE RESET/RELEARN. *KB

Bulletin Number: 021
2007-2008MY SORENTO (BL) TCM REPROGRAM. *NJ

Bulletin Number: 028
LAMBDA ENGINE NOISES. *KB

Bulletin Number: 034
KIA: THERE MAY BE ERRATIC SHIFTING, SHIFT SHOCK, AND A MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON WITH STORED TROUBLE CODES. THIS IS CAUSED BY A PROBLEM WITHIN THE TRANSFER MOTOR. *RM

Bulletin Number: 036
POWERTRAIN CONTROL MODULE (PCM) UPGRADE FOR 2007 SORENTO (BL) 3.8L MODELS (P0110 REPROGRAM). *NJ

Bulletin Number: 041
SOME CUSTOMERS OF 2006-2007 SEDONA (VQ), 2007 AMANTI (GH), OR 2007 SORENTO (BL) MAY EXPERIENCE A CONCERN OF A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (MIL) BEING ON. 02 SENSOR (HO2S) CODES. *PE

Bulletin Number: 041
SOME CUSTOMERS OF 2006-2007 SEDONA (VQ), 2007 AMANTI (GH), OR 2007 SORENTO (BL) MAY EXPERIENCE A CONCERN OF A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT (MIL) BEING ON. 02 SENSOR (HO2S) CODES. *PE

Bulletin Number: 067
FRONT SEAT BELT GUIDE RATTLE. *KB

Bulletin Number: 068
SERVICE CAMPAIGN ECU REPROGRAM. *KB

Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

Bulletin Number: KT-2008082201
KIA: ALL MODELS. ARTICLE PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO THE IMPROVED DURABILITY OF BULB LIFE FOR REAR COMBINATION BULB; REAR STOP LAMP/TAIL LAMP BULB UTILIZED ON MULTIPLE KIA MODELS. *PE

Bulletin Number: KT-2009042201
KIA: ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES, THE ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH THE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE CONTROL (ETC) SYSTEM RELATED DTC P2135 OR P0638 OR P2A00 OR P2A03.

Bulletin Number: KT-2009050801
KIA MOTORS: THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS). THE OCS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PASSENGERS SEAT CUSHION, AND MAY MISCLASSIFY THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN ADULT PASSENGERS BASED ON A COMIBINA

Bulletin Number: KT-2009050801
KIA MOTORS: THESE VEHICLES MAY EXPERIENCE A PROBLEM WITH THE OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS). THE OCS IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE PASSENGERS SEAT CUSHION, AND MAY MISCLASSIFY THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN ADULT PASSENGERS BASED ON A COMIBINA

Bulletin Number: PS067_R1
PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

Bulletin Number: PS067_R1
PITSTOP: CYLINDER HEAD STEEL BALL INSPECTION AND INSTALLATION - This Pitstop provides information regarding the inspection and installation of the steel sealing ball on: * 3.3L & 3.8L Lambda engines for 2007-2008MY Sorento (BL), * 2.0L Nu e

Bulletin Number: PS-211
KIA: DUE TO DESIGN OF DRAIN HOLES IN VALLEY OF LAMBDA V6 ENGINES, A MISDIAGNOSE OF A POSSIBLE OIL LEAK SOURCE IN REAR MAIN SEAL OR OIL PAN, WHEN ACTUAL LEAKS COMING FROM ENGINE VALLEY,OIL FILTER HOUSING, OIL PRESSURE SWITCH, AND/OR GASKET

Bulletin Number: PS539
PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

Bulletin Number: TSB-021
KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

Bulletin Number: TSB-021
KIA MOTORS: SOME VEHICLES WITH A 3.8L ENGINE MAY EXPERIENCE A BUMPING SYMPTOM DURING ENGAGEMENT OF THE DAMPER CLUTCH (TORQUE CONVERTER LOCK UP CLUTCH), AND A BUCKING SYMPTOM WHEN THE DAMPER CLUTCH IS FULLY ENGAGED. *PE UPDATED 8/16/10.

Bulletin Number: TSB-022
KIA: LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY LABEL REQUIREMENTS AND INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS 110. PROVIDING INFORMATION FOR THE NEW REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY (LCC) WHEN CERTAIN ACCESSORIES ARE ADDED TO A COMPLETED VEHICLE PRI0

Bulletin Number: TSB-044
KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

Bulletin Number: TSB-044
KIA: ECM UPGRADE WITH TP SENSOR REPLACEMENT-MIL ON WITH DTC P2135/P0638. INFORMATION RELATED TO ECM SOFTWARE AND TP SENSOR UPGRADE ON SOME VEHICLES WITH 2.7L ENGINES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE A MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL) ILLUMINATED WITH

Bulletin Number: TSB-077
KIA: PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE IDLE IRREGULARITY WITH BRAKE PEDAL APPLIED/DEPRESSED. *PE

Bulletin Number: TSB-077
KIA: PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE TO UPGRADE THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) ON SOME VEHICLES WHICH MAY EXPERIENCE IDLE IRREGULARITY WITH BRAKE PEDAL APPLIED/DEPRESSED. *PE

Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

Bulletin Number: TSBBOD095
TSB: WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER REPLACEMENT - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATING TO POSSIBLE FOREIGN DEBRIS ACCUMULATION ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER PUMP INLET FILTER. OVER TIME, SOME KIA VEHICLES MAY EXHIBIT A LIMITED APPLI

Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085
TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners utilized in various Kia models are strictly intended for ?one time use?. Though not limited to the following, some examples are: axle shaft nuts with sta

Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

Bulletin Number: TSB-GEN085R1
TSB: MANDATORY REPLACEMENT OF LOCKING/SECURITY HARDWARE - By design, certain fasteners, which are designed to lock into place once fully attached, are utilized in various Kia models and are strictly intended for ?one time use.? Some example

 
Recalls for 2007 Kia Sportage Base
2007 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 11V473000
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE
Manufacturer: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
Manufacture Dates: 06/15/2006 - 11/27/2007
Potential Units Affected: 10631
Defect Description:
KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 SORENTO PASSENGER CARS MANUFACTURED FROM JUNE 15, 2006 THROUGH NOVEMBER 27, 2007. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG MAY BE TURNED OFF WHEN AN ADULT IS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT. THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG IS DESIGNED TO BE TURNED OFF IN LIMITED CIRCUMSTANCES INCLUDING WHEN CHILDREN AND SMALL ADULTS ARE SEATED IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, THERE IS A CHILD RESTRAINT IN THAT SEAT OR THE SEAT IS NOT OCCUPIED. THE VEHICLE'S OCCUPANT CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (OCS), WHICH CLASSIFIES THE OCCUPANT IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT, MAY MISCLASSIFY AN ADULT PASSENGER AS A CHILD OR CHILD SEAT AND IMPROPERLY TURN OFF THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG. WHEN THE AIR BAG IS DEACTIVATED THE "PASSENGER AIR BAG OFF" LIGHT WILL ILLUMINATE ON THE CENTER INSTRUMENT PANEL.
Consequence:
THE PASSENGER SIDE AIR BAG IS TURNED OFF WHEN THE OCS MISCLASSIFIES AN ADULT PASSENGER. WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF, THE FRONT PASSENGER WILL NOT HAVE THE PROTECTION OF THE PASSENGER AIR BAGS IN SOME FRONTAL COLLISIONS, THUS INCREASING THE RISK OF OCCUPANT INJURY.
Action to take:
KIA WILL UPDATE THE PROGRAMMING IN THE SORENTO OCS CONTROL MODULE AT NO CHARGE. THE RECALL REMEDY IS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE UNDER SERVICE CAMPAIGN SC076. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER SERVICE AT 1-800-333-4542.
2007 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 09V130000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
Manufacture Dates: 06/01/2006 - 11/20/2006
Potential Units Affected: 139844
Defect Description:
HUYNDAI-KIA IS RECALLING 139,844 MY 2006-2007- SEDONA, SPORTAGE, SORENTO AND MY RONDO AND AMANTI VEHICLES. THE STOP LAMP SWITCH IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES MAY MALFUNCTION. A MALFUNCTIONING STOP LAMP SWITCH MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO NOT ILLUMINATE WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED OR MAY CAUSE THE BRAKE LIGHTS TO REMAIN ILLUMINATED WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS RELEASED. A STOP LAMP SWITCH MALFUNCTION MAY ALSO AFFECT THE OPERATION OF THE BRAKE-TRANSMISSION SHIFT INTERLOCK FEATURE SO THE TRANSMISSION SHIFTER WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO BE SHIFTED OUT OF THE PARK POSITION. IT MAY ALSO CAUSE THE ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC) MALFUNCTION LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE, AND IT MAY NOT DEACTIVATE THE CRUISE CONTROL WHEN THE BRAKE PEDAL IS DEPRESSED.
Consequence:
ANY OF THESE MALFUNCTIONS, ALONE OR IN COMBINATION, MAY LEAD TO A CRASH.
Action to take:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STOP LAMP SWITCH FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JUNE 17, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA'S CONSUMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542.
2007 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V114000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT
Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation
Manufacture Dates: 11/21/2006 - 06/24/2011
Potential Units Affected: 980377
Defect Description:
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequence:
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
2007 KIA SORENTO
NHTSA Campaign ID: 13V114000
Component: EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH
Manufacturer: Kia Motors Corporation
Manufacture Dates: 11/21/2006 - 06/24/2011
Potential Units Affected: 980377
Defect Description:
Kia Motors Corporation (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2007-2010 Rondo, model year 2007-2011 Sedona, Sorento and Sportage, model year 2010-2011 Soul, model year 2008-2011 Optima, model year 2010 Forte, model year 2007-2009 Amanti, and model year 2009 Borrego vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Kia recalled 623,658 model year 2007-2010 Rondo and Sportage, model year 2007-2011 Sorento, model year 2007 Sedona, model year 2010-2011 Soul, and model year 2011 Optima vehicles. In September 2013, Kia informed the agency that it was adding an additional 356,719 vehicles to this campaign. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 980,377. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. A malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. Additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature preventing the shifter from being moved out of the PARK position and cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) malfunction light to illuminate.
Consequence:
Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of PARK without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.
Action to take:
Kia will send an interim notification to owners in May 2013. When parts are available, owners will receive a second notification and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's recall campaign number is SC098.
 






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