Kia Recalls 220K Sedona Minivans Over Rusty Hood Latches

Kia Recalls 220K Sedona Minivans Over Rusty Hood Latches

Kia is calling back about 219,800 Sedona minivans in the United States over an issue with the hood latch. 

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the secondary latch that holds the hood closed can rust, resulting in it sticking in the open position. If this happens and the primary hood latch isn’t properly shut, the hood can fly open when the vehicle picks up speed.

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The second-generation 2006-2014 Sedona is affected by this issue, which is the same problem that plauged a large number of Nissans.

Dealers have been ordered to fully replace the latch in 27 states where rust is common and in Washington, D.C. In the other areas, the latch will be inspected, lubricated and replaced only if necessary.

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