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March 12, 2003

Kia Motors Has Recalled the 2002 Sedona

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

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 properly restrained.

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 at 1-800-333-4542.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V017].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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 about?

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