Kia is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans for an issue with its power sliding doors.
According to the recall notice from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), affected models are from the 2015 to 2018 model years, with the vehicles assembled from July 21, 2014 to December 6, 2017. The affected vehicles may have sliding doors that do not operate properly due to a software error, resulting in possible injury.
“The recalled vehicles contain Power Sliding Doors with an automatic stop and reversal feature that is designed to reverse the movement of the door back to open when an obstruction is sensed,” NHTSA says in the recall notice. “Due to the Power Sliding Door Control Module’s programmed threshold level, the power sliding door may not reverse course in the presence of certain obstructions.”
As of May 17, the Korean automaker had identified that 14 of 21 complaints reported an injury, and has confirmed two of them. Owners of the affected vehicles will be notified by mail on June 18 and will have to schedule an appointment with their local dealership to resolve the issue. Technicians will reprogram the module software of the power sliding doors free of charge.
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