May 1, 2003
KIA Has Recalled the 2003 SEDONA
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the
Make : KIA Model : SEDONA Year : 2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 03V158000
Component: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 3434
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THERE WAS A PROGRAMMING ERROR IN THE
ANTI-LOCK BRAKING SYSTEM (ABS) ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE LOGIC. THE
PROGRAMMING ERROR COULD CAUSE REDUCED BRAKING FORCE AT SPEEDS BELOW 25 MPH,
WHICH COULD RESULT IN INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES.
SUCH INCREASED STOPPING DISTANCES COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE CONTROL MODULE. KIA HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER
NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED
DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY
WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-222-5500.
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Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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