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NHTSA Recalls 2003-2005 Kia Sedona

NHTSA Recall:

Make / Models: KIA / SEDONA
Model/Build Years: 2003-2005
Manufacturer : KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V329000
Recall Date: JUL 19, 2005

Component: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:CABLES
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 118447
Summary:

ON CERTAIN MINI VANS, FREEZING CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE WATER ON THE THROTTLE CABLE TO FREEZE DURING NORMAL OPERATION. RESISTANCE TO MOVEMENT OF THE THROTTLE CABLE CAN OCCUR WHEN THE DRIVER LIFTS THEIR FOOT OFF OF THE GAS PEDAL. Consequence: THIS CAN CAUSE THE CABLE TO HAND UP, THUS ALLOWING THE VEHICLE TO MAINTAIN SPEED OR ACCELERATE. SUCH AN EVENT CAN OCCUR WITHOUT WARNING AND COULD CAUSE A CRASH. Remedy: DEALERS WILL MODIFY A PROTECTIVE SLEEVE AROUND THE THROTTLE CABLE.

THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING SEPTEMBER 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. Notes: KIA RECALL NO. SC-051. CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATIONíS VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236; (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.