A recalled Kia Sedona Minivan.

Kia has recalled more than 50,000 of its 2011 and 2012 Kia Sedona Minivans due to concerns that the fuel system could develop a leak and lead to a fire.

The problem is caused by a faulty fuel rail, the part of the fuel system that distributes fuel to the fuel injectors. The rail could crack when exposed to engine compartment heat under certain circumstances. That could lead to a fuel odor and a fuel leak. Fuel leaks increase the risk of fire.

Kia said in a statement that it wasn't aware of any accidents or injuries associated with this problem.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: All 2011-2012 model year Kia Sedona vehicles manufactured from March 3, 2010, through Aug. 14, 2012.

The problem: Heat generated in the engine compartment under certain conditions could cause the fuel rail to crack, leading to a fuel leak and possibly a fire.

The fix: Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles by mail, and dealerships will replace the fuel rail with a new part free of charge. Kia will reimburse customers who have already paid for repairs related to this problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expects the recall to begin April 16, 2020.

How to contact the manufacturer: Customers can contact Kia customer service at 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153) or go to a Kia dealership.

NHTSA campaign number: 20V101000. Kia’s number for the recall is SC188.

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