Recall Roundup: Hyundai Entourage and Kia Sedona

By Jacob Brown | November 25, 2013
Hyundai and Kia have recalled minivans for corrosion to their front lower control arms that could occur in cold-weather climates. Under the campaign, 2006 to 2012 Kia Sedona minivans and 2007 to 2008 model-year Hyundai Entourage minivans are being recalled, affecting 96,000 Kias and about 15,500 Hyundais. Per the recall, minivans located in or originally sold in Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia have lower front control arms that can fracture as a result of salt and water converging upon the steel parts. To you and me, that's called rust. If the control arms are to malfunction, the vehicles' steering may fail, which could increase the risk of an accident or injury.
For Kia, the automaker is issuing a recall that will start in December, and it will inspect control arms and replace them if necessary. If it's not, the automaker will simply add more rustproofing. Hyundai's remedy will be much the same. For further information about the aforementioned recalls, Kia can be contacted at (800) 333-4542 regarding recall SC100. Hyundai is available at (800) 633-5151 or by email at Hyundai's recall number is 115. Information is also available through the NHTSA at (888) 327-4236--campaign number 13V550000 for Kia and 13V556000 for Hyundai. Source: NHTSA