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Road Salt-Linked Corrosion Spurs Kia Minivan Recall

June 17, 2016

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Kia Motors Corp. is recalling 97,884 2006-2012 model-year Kia Sedona minivans because their front lower control arms may break after suffering corrosion damage resulting from road salt exposure.

The minivans at issue were manufactured from June 15, 2005, through Aug. 14, 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

These vehicles were originally sold in, or are currently registered in, 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 dealers will replace the front lower control arms on 2006-2007 models. The 2008-2012 models will either have their front lower control arms replaced, or additional anti-corrosion coating will be applied. Dealers will perform these repairs free of charge, NHTSA said.

The recall is expected to begin on July 25. Vehicle owners can reach Kia at (800) 333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC133.

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