In case you haven’t heard it, Mini is pushing some corners of the internet to the Cooper Union Jack taillights. Because the united kingdom flag was not designed with driver notifications in mind, dividing crosses in the middle causes the resulting arrows to point towards the middle of the vehicle when placed at the corners of a car. All the turn signals on some Kia Sedona vans, on the other hand, have a bigger problem than a difference of opinion on the design. The automaker is working with the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration on a 88,576 Sedona recall 2015 thru 2017 model years, as using the turn signal lever may flash the opposite signal.
Kia and NHTSA were has been studying the issue since May, tracing his cause to the Smart Junction Box in Sedona. A software logic problem in the box can misinterpret the signals from the turn signal multifunction switch, and activate the reverse signal to what the driver wants.
The affected Sedona were built between July 21, 2014 and June 10, 2016, but they were not built in consecutive VIN order. Owners with questions can contact their Kia dealer or the Kia Customer Support Center. The automaker will begin notifying owners by mail starting Nov. 12, 2021, to have their Sedonas delivered to dealerships for the junction box software to be updated. The correction will be made free of charge.
By the way, reviewing the documents for that post, we discovered that Kia’s vice president and chief safety officer based in Irvine, Calif., In letters to NHTSA refers to himself as “Mr. JS ( Jurassic) Park “, which gave us just the laughter we needed today.