Kia Motors Corp. is recalling over 96,000 Sedona minivans in the U.S. and Canada. The recall is because of faulty suspension part that can break and lead drivers to lose control over the vehicles. Affected cars involve Sedona minivans from the model year 2006-2012. They were sold and registered in Canada and in 20 cold-climate states of the U.S and Washington D.C. The number of affected cars in the U.S. reaches 80,000.
Kia recalls involve the following states of the U.S:
Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island and West Virginia.
The manufacturer also notices that the company isn’t aware of any injuries or accidents because of faulty suspension.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), suspension problems are in lower control arms near the wheels which can rust and break due to salt exposure. Salt was used during the winter time to clear the roads from the snow.
Starting form the next month, consumers with affected cars can bring their Sedona to Kia, where the parts will be inspected and rustproof or replaced with the new ones. The service will be provided with no cost to customers.