DETROIT – Kia is recalling about 98,000 minivans in cold-weather states for a second time because some suspension parts can rust.
The recall covers 2006 through 2012 Sedonas that were recalled in 2013 for the same problem.
The company says in documents posted Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that the front lower control arms can rust when exposed to road salt. The parts connect the suspension to the frame. A rusted control arm could break and increase the risk of a crash.
The recall includes that didn’t have the front lower control arms replaced in 2013. Affected are vans in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Washington, D.C.
Dealers will replace parts in 2006 and 2007 vans. The rest will either get replacement parts or a rust-fighting coating.
Kia plans to notify owners July 25.