2015-2017 Kia Sedona Minivans Recalled Because the Wrong Turn Signal May Light Up

A software issue means that the turn signals may activate in the opposite direction of the driver’s intent

2017 Kia Sedona
2017 Kia Sedona
Photo: Kia

Kia is recalling almost 89,000 Sedona minivans from the 2015 to 2017 model years because the turn signals may be reversed.

The problem is due to the electronic component that interprets the signals that come from the turn signal stalk. In certain circumstances, Kia says it may not properly determine the intended turn signal direction. As a result, the turn signal may intermittently activate in the opposite direction of what the driver intended. This could increase the risk of a crash—and angry gestures of frustration from nearby motorists.

Drivers of vehicles with this condition will notice that the turn signal indicator on the dash will also display the unintended direction when activated.

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration documentation, there are no reports of accidents or injuries related to recall conditions.

The Details

Vehicles recalled: 88,576 Kia Sedona minivans from the 2015 to 2017 model years. 

The problem: A software problem may cause the turn signals to activate in the opposite direction of what the driver intended.

The fix: Kia dealers will install a software update, free of charge.

How to contact the manufacturer: Kia is expected to notify owners by mail beginning Nov. 12, 2021. Owners may contact customer service at 800-333-4542. 

NHTSA campaign number: 21V725. Kia’s internal number is SC217.

Check to see whether your vehicle has an open recall: NHTSA’s website will tell you whether your vehicle has any open 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, your vehicle doesn’t currently have any open recalls. Because automakers issue recalls often, and for many older vehicles, we recommend checking back regularly to see whether your vehicle has had a recall issued.

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Jon Linkov

I owe my career to two fateful events: my father buying a 1965 Corvette and my purchase of an Audi A4 rather than a Chevy Tahoe. The Corvette jump-started my love of cars, and the Audi led me to automotive journalism, track days, and amateur car repair. In my free time I cycle as much as possible, no matter the season.