By Jennifer Geiger on November 26, 2013
Vehicles Affected: Approximately 79,867 model-year 2006-12 Kia Sedona minivans (manufactured from June 15, 2005, through Aug. 14, 2012) and 15,500 2007-08 Hyundai Entourage minivans (manufactured from Feb. 16, 2006, through June 30, 2008).
The Problem: In the affected vehicles, the front lower control arms may break due to corrosion from prolonged exposure to road salt. This could cause a loss of vehicle control. The vehicles were originally sold in or currently registered 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.
The Fix: Hyundai and Kia dealers will inspect and replace the affected parts for free.
What Owners Should Do: Kia and Hyundai will notify owners starting in December. Owners may call Kia at 800-333-4542 or Hyundai at 800-633-5151. For more information, you can also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.
Assistant Managing Editor Jennifer Geiger is a reviewer, car-seat technician and mom of three. She wears a lot of hats, many of them while driving a minivan. Email Jennifer