2006-2012 Kia Sedona
The Problem: Kia Sedona minivans sold or used in cold-weather states with lots of salt on the roads may suffer from excessive corrosion of the front lower control arms. In that case, the suspension can corrode so much that it breaks, potentially causing a loss of control and a crash. Although Kia has no reports of injuries due to this problem, it first learned of the issue after customers complained about excessive suspension rusting.
The Fix: In 21 states that Kia has identified as road-salt states, Kia will inspect the Sedonas' suspension. If the front lower control arm is rusted, it will be replaced for free; if not, it will be painted with a special anti-corrosion coating. The affected states are 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.
Number Of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 79,867 2006-2012 Kia Sedona minivans.