Irvine, CA – November 7, 2021 – Kia Motors (OTCMKTS:KIMTF) is recalling 88,576 units of the Kia Sedona minivans with faulty turn signals that may flash in the opposite direction. This can result in a collision. Model years involved in this recall include:
- 2015 Kia Sedona
- 2016 Kia Sedona
- 2017 Kia Sedona
The affected component is the “Smart Junction Box” (SJB) with multiple part numbers starting with 91950.
This Kia Sedona minivan recall addresses faulty software that incorrectly interprets which turn signal to activate.
There have been no reports of crashes or injuries stemming from the problem.
In an affected vehicle, the unintended turn signal direction will illuminate on the instrument cluster, notifying the driver of the faulty indication.
An inoperable or incorrect turn signal can confuse drivers and pedestrians around you, increasing the risk of an accident.
Other Kia and Hyundai recalls
The 2020 Kia Sedona was recalled last month to address a potential fire hazard caused by a loose nut on the alternator.
The last 2016 Kia Sedona recall was conducted in 2019 because of a faulty “occupant detection harness.” The harness may break and fail to detect that there is a child in the front seat in the event of a crash. This may lead to the airbags being deployed and result in an injury to the child.
Dealers will update the software on the junction box to resolve the issue. Kia will notify affected owners on November 12, 2021 and will reimburse any repair expenses incurred prior to the recall.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
Over 88,000 vehicles are included in this Kia recall. To do a Kia recall check, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.