All 2014-2016 Kia Cadenza Sedans Recalled to Fix Windshields

The front glass may leak or become loose and fall off

2014 Kia Cadenza Windshield Photo: John Powers/Consumer Reports

Kia is recalling every 2014-2016 Cadenza sedan—about 30,000 vehicles in total—to fix a problem with the windshield. The automaker says that the windshield glass may not be properly bonded to the body of the vehicle and may come loose or detach. This could increase the risk of a crash or injury.

Owners of the affected vehicles may also notice water leaks or increased wind noise.

In documents provided to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Kia says that it’s not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this problem but that there have been at least 256 warranty claims and 24 customer complaints about loose windshield glass.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: All Kia Cadenza sedans manufactured between Feb. 1, 2013, and Jan. 7, 2016.

The problem: The windshield on some Cadenza sedans can detach from the vehicle. Kia says it hasn’t determined the cause of the problem, but it may be due to the improper application of primer to the windshield glass during the manufacturing process. As a result, the windshield may not stick to the body of the vehicle.

The fix: Kia dealerships will remove and reattach the windshield properly, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Kia will contact owners by mail starting on May 13, 2022. Owners may also call Kia at 800-333-4542.

NHTSA campaign number: 22V158. Kia’s own number for this recall is SC232.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any recalls that need to be addressed.

If you plug your car’s 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN) into NHTSA’s website and a recall doesn’t appear, it means your vehicle doesn’t currently have one. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly.

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.