March 12, 2003
Kia Motors Has Recalled the 2002 Sedona
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Kia Motors America, Inc.
Models: Kia Sedona Year: 2002
Number Potentially Involved: 9,787
Dates of Manufacture: May ? November 2001
Noncompliance: Certain minivans fail to comply with the requirements of
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety
Standard No. 209, ?Seat Belt Assemblies.? The second and third seat belt
buckle anchor bolts do not comply
with the standards. In the event of a vehicle crash, the occupant may not be
Remedy: Dealers will replace the seat belt buckle anchor bolts. The
manufacturer has reported that owner
notification is expected to begin during March 2003. Owners may contact Kia
[NHTSA Recall No. 03V017].
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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