The South Korean based automaker Kia has recently announced a recall for several Sedona minivans, because of some corrosion problems, which may affect vehicles used in cold-weather states in the U.S.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 79,867 units of the Kia Sedona are the subject to this recall and their owners will have to take a trip back to the dealers in order to get the corrosion problems fixed. The NHTSA says that the front lower control arms in the affected Kia Sedona cars can break because of the corrosion coming from exposure to salty environments and if this happens, crashes and injuries are imminent.
Kia has apparently received 26 complaints from owners of the Sedona because of this problem but no crashes and injuries have been reported. The affected Kia Sedona vehicles have been produced between the 15th of June, 2005, and the 14th of August, 2012. The recall should begin in December and the company’s dealers will replace the lower control arms of the minivans free of charge. If you have more questions on this recall you can contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542 or the NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236.