2006-’12 Kia Sedona recalled for corrosion issue

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Just the facts:
  • Kia is recalling 79,867 2006-12 Kia Sedona minivans in the US due to a corrosion issue in cold climates.
  • In affected vehicles, the front lower suspension arms may break due to corrosion resulting from prolonged exposure to saline environments.
  • Kia told federal safety regulators it had received 26 consumer complaints about the rust problem, but said it had no reports of injuries.

WASHINGTON – Kia is recalling 79,867 2006-’12 Kia Sedona minivans in the United States due to a corrosion issue in cold states, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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

“A broken control arm can cause loss of control of the vehicle, increasing the risk of an accident,” NHTSA said in its summary of the problem.

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

The recall concerns Sedona built from June 15, 2005 to August 14, 2012 and initially sold 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 replace the lower suspension arms or treat them against rust. The recall is expected to begin in December. Owners can contact Kia at (800) 333-4542.

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

Edmunds said: If you live in a cold country and own the 2006-2012 Kia Sedona, you’ll want to have it checked with your dealer next month.


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