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News   June 20, 2016   by Camille Casse

Kia and Hyundai recall over 400,000 vehicles across US

Kia and Hyundai have recalled more than 400,000 vehicles to fix four different safety issues.

The recall includes almost 100,000 Kia Sedona minivans from 2005 through 2012 for a corrosion issue. Kia says the corrosion of the front lower control arms may occur from prolonged exposure to road salt and a lack of regular cleaning on the vehicle’s underbody. There was a previous Sedona recall in 2013 for the same reason.

Kia is also separately recalling over 200,000 Sedonas built from 2005 to 2014 for a possible faulty secondary hood latch. Corrosion could cause mechanical binding, leading to the secondary hood latch remaining in the open position when the hood is closed.

“Under these circumstance, if the hood is not properly and fully closed to the lock position, the hood may open while driving and obscure the driver’s vision, increasing the risk of an accident,” the company said.

Certain 2013 Fortes built between September 10, 2012 and October 31, 2012 have also been recalled for the possibility of improperly tightened seat belt retractor screws. Approximately 5,000 vehicles are included in this recall.

“In the event of an accident, the plate can break and potentially come in contact with an occupant, thereby increasing the risk of injury,” said the company.

Hyundai, Kia’s corporate sibling, is also recalling 81,000 Tucsons from the 2016 model year for a possible faulty secondary hood latch.

You can read more about the recalls at

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