Suspension Problem in Kia Sedona May Cause Drivers to Lose Control

Exposure to salt water may lead to dangerous corrosion in suspension system

Suspension Problem in Kia Sedona May Cause Drivers to Lose Control
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June 17, 2016

Kia Motors has issued a recall of model year 2006-2012 Kia Sedona vehicles due to a potentially dangerous problem with the suspension system.

The front lower control arms in these vehicles may break due to corrosion resulting from exposure to salt water, such as road salt. A broken control arm can result in loss of control of the vehicle, increasing risk of a crash.

Kia is including about 220,000 vehicles in its recall.

The affected vehicles were either originally sold in or are currently registered in the following states: 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.

Kia will notify owners and dealers will replace the front lower control arms on 2006-2007 models. 2008-2012 models will either have their front lower control arms replaced or additional anti-corrosion coating will be applied. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2016.

For more information, owners may contact Kia at (800) 333-4542.