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Kia Recalling 219K Sedona Minivans Over Hood Latch

 Tuesday, June 14, 2016


There’s nothing worse than driving down the road only to have the hood of your car all of a sudden fly up, obstructing your view. Okay, that likely doesn’t happen often, but for more than 219,000 owners of recently recalled Kia Sedona minivans it is certainly a possibility. Kia issued the recall of 219,800 model year 2006 to 2014 Sedona minivans over an issue in which the hood latch may not work.According to a notice [PDF] with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, corrosion of the secondary hood latch may result in binding and cause the latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood of a vehicle is closed.

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