WASHINGTON – Kia Motors America is recalling 97,884 2006-’12 Kia Sedona MPVs in Salt Belt States due to a suspension problem, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“The front lower control arms can break due to corrosion from exposure to salt water, for example from the use of road salt,” NHTSA said in its recall summary. “A broken suspension arm can cause loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of an accident.”
A Kia spokesperson did not immediately respond to a question from Edmunds ask if there are any injuries or accidents related to the recall.
The affected vehicles were built from June 15, 2005 to August 14, 2012.
Some vehicles may have already been recalled for the same issue.
Kia dealers will replace the front lower control arms on 2006-2007 Sedona vans. 2008-’12 models will either have their front lower suspension arms replaced or an additional anti-corrosion coating will be applied. The recall is expected to begin on July 25.
Owners can contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.
Edmunds said: Owners of these vehicles should wait for their official recall notice and then schedule a service appointment with their dealership. But if you have an immediate problem, it’s best to contact your dealer now.