2006-'12 Kia Sedona Recalled for Corrosion Problem


  • 2012 Kia Sedona Picture

    2012 Kia Sedona Picture

    Kia is recalling 79,867 2006-'12 Kia Sedona minivans because of a corrosion problem in cold-weather states. | November 26, 2013

Just the Facts:
  • Kia is recalling 79,867 2006-'12 Kia Sedona minivans in the U.S. because of a corrosion problem in cold-weather states.
  • In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion resulting from prolonged exposure to salty environments.
  • Kia told federal safety regulators it has received 26 consumer complaints about the rust problem, but said it has no reports of injuries.

WASHINGTON — Kia is recalling 79,867 2006-'12 Kia Sedona minivans in the U.S. because of a corrosion problem in cold-weather states, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion resulting from prolonged exposure to salty environments.

"A broken control arm can result in the loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash," said NHTSA in its summary of the problem.

Kia told federal safety regulators it has received 26 consumer complaints about the rust problem, but said it has no reports of injuries.

The recall affects Sedonas built from June 15, 2005 through August 14, 2012 and originally sold in or currently registered in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.

Kia dealers will either replace the lower control arms or rustproof them. The recall is expected to begin in December. Owners can contact Kia at (800) 333-4542.

The minivans use the same control arms as the 2007-'08 Hyundai Entourage, which was also recalled in a separate action.

Edmunds says: If you live in a cold-weather state and own the 2006-'12 Kia Sedona, you'll want to have it checked out with your dealer next month.

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