Kia Recalls 80,000 Sedona Minivans Over Corrosion Issues

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South Korean automaker Kia is recalling 79,867 Kia Sedona minivans built for the 2006 to 2012 model year because of a corrosion problem that may affect vehicles used in US cold-weather states.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the front lower control arms of the affected vehicles may break due to corrosion resulting from exposure to salty environments. Kia received 26 consumer complaints so far, but no injuries or crashes have been reported.

The affected Sedona minivans were manufactured from June 15, 2005 through August 14, 2012. The recall is expected to begin in December, when Kia dealers will start rustproofing and replacing the lower control arms to no cost to the owners.

Concerned Kia Sedona customers from 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 can contact Kia at 800-333-4542.
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