DETROIT — Kia
Motors Corp. is recalling more than 96,000 minivans in the U.S.
and Canada because a suspension part can break and cause drivers
to lose control of the vehicles.
affects Sedona minivans from 2006 through 2012. They were sold or
registered in Canada and in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C.,
where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
The U.S. National
Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the lower control arms
near the wheels can rust and break due to salt exposure.
Kia dealers will
inspect the parts and rustproof or replace them for free starting
In the U.S., the
recall covers nearly 80,000 vans 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
or the District of Columbia. More than 16,000 Sedonas are covered
Kia said it
doesn't know of any injuries or crashes caused by the problem.
questions can call the company at (800) 333-4542.