Kia Sedona minivan
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Kia is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans from the 2015 to 2018 model years because the powered sliding doors might not automatically retract when they encounter a person or object blocking the doorway. 

The automaker said the software that controls the door has been set to a level that might not detect certain obstructions, so the door could continue closing even when a person or an object is in the way. The automaker said it had received 21 complaints about the issue and has confirmed that two injuries were caused as a result.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 106,428 Sedona minivans built from July 21, 2014, through Dec. 6, 2017, which includes vans from model years 2015 to 2018.

The problem: A software module might not cause the powered sliding doors to retract when they encounter an obstacle.

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The fix: Kia says dealers will reprogram the module for affected owners free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 18, 2018.

How to contact the manufacturer: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542.

NHTSA campaign number: 18V338000. Kia’s number for this recall is SC164.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: Plug in the 17-digit vehicle identification number at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. It will tell you whether your vehicle has any open recalls that need to be addressed.