The New York Times reported last month that Kia Motors Corp. was recalling more than 96,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada because of a suspension part that can break, causing drivers to lose control of the vehicle.
According to the Times, the recall affects Sedona minivans from 2006 through 2012. The vehicles were reportedly sold or registered in Canada and in 20 U.S. states and Washington, D.C., where salt is used to clear roads in the winter.
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) reported that the vehicles’ lower control arms, near the wheels, could rust and break due to salt exposure. Kia said dealers would begin inspecting vehicles this month and would replace them for free or rustproof them.
In addition to the Kia recall, there were two other vehicle brand recalls in the news recently. Toyota is reportedly recalling 9,800 cars that have an electrical short that can cause the windshield wipers to stop working. According to the Associated Press, Toyota is recalling the 2013-14 Camry and Camry Hybrid in addition to the 2013-14 Avalon and Avalon Hybrid and the 2014 Corolla.
Porsche also announced the recall of 207 Cayennes from the 2014 model year, including the diesel and hybrid models, because fuel sensors may read high, according to the Times.
Automakers and auto part manufacturers need to be held liable when their defective products falter, costing consumers money and time. This can be done through a class action lawsuit, allowing all consumers who have been affected to receive compensation.
If you have questions concerning your legal interests when it comes to a potential class action lawsuit, please contact Gary S. Graifman, Esq., of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C., at 1-(800) 711-5258. You can also send us an email or fill out the contact form on our website.
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KGG’s Corner: In October, Honda announced the recall of nearly 1.5 million vehicles over oil burning and spark plug issues.