The South Korean sister automakers are recalling more than 400, 000 vehicles in four separate safety campaigns in the United States.
In a filing to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia said it would recall 97, 884 model year 2006-2012 Sedona vehicles manufactured from June 15, 2005, through August 14, 2012, because their front lower control arms may break due to corrosion exposure to salt and water.
The campaign affects cars originally sold in, or currently registered in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia.
The is not the first time certain Sedona models are recalled for this reason, as a similar move happened in 2013. The recall is expected to begin on July 25 and dealers will inspect the front lower control arms and replace them or receive an additional anti-corrosion coating if necessary.
Furthermore, in a second recall notice, other Sedonas have been summoned back to their dealers. This time, there are 219,800 models build from June 15, 2005, through April 04, 2014, with possible issues on secondary hood latch over the corrosion concerns. The recall is also expected to begin July 25 and Kia will replace the secondary hood latch or clean and lubricate the latch, depending on the vehicle’s location and the condition of the latch
The third recall announced by Kia affects 5,245 Forte compact cars built September 10, 2012, to October 31, 2012, because the screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the plates may break in a crash. The recall will begin on June 30 and Kia dealers will inspect and replace both front seat belt assemblies, as necessary.
Finally, Kia’s sister company Hyundai will recall starting from July 15 81,000 Tucson SUVs from the 2016 model year and built between May 19, 2015, and March 14, 2016, for a possible faulty secondary hood latch.
Via Automotive News