Kia Sedona 2006-10

Hyundai and Kia have issued a recall for more than 400,000 vehicles in the United States over four separate issues. Three of these recalls concern Kia vehicles, two for the second-gen Sedona (known as the Carnival in other markets) and the third involving the Forte; the Hyundai recall involves the Tucson SUV.

The first of the Sedona recalls are for 97,884 units of 2006-2012 model year vehicles that were manufactured from June 2005 through August 2012. The company said that in the affected vehicles, corrosion may occur in the front lower control arms due to salt water exposure such as from road salt use. This could result in a broken control arm, increasing the risk of a crash. The arms on these vehicle are set to be replaced.

The second Sedona recall involves 2006-2014 model year vehicles manufactured between June 2005 and April 2014, totalling 219,800 units. In the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch may bind and remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed, leading to the possibility that the hood could unexpectedly open while driving if the primary latch is released. Rectification will involve replacement or cleaning and lubrication of the latch, depending on the vehicle.

The third Kia recall is for 5,245 examples of the 2013 Forte, built between September 2012 and October the same year. Here, the screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates in said cars may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash. The company will replace both front seatbelt assemblies as necessary, free of charge.

Finally, the Hyundai recall, which involves 81,000 2016 Tucson SUVs built between May 2015 to March this year. Like with the Sedona, the issue concerns a faulty secondary hood latch on these vehicles. If the primary hood latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch cannot secure the hood, the hood may unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall will see the replacement of these faulty latches.