IRVINE, Calif. — Kia Motors America Inc. is recalling 106,428 Sedona minivans because the power sliding door may not automatically reverse in the presence of obstructions.
The recall affects Sedona minivans from the 2015-18 models years that were produced between July 2014 and December 2017, according to a report filed with National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
"The power sliding door control module controls the sensor, which is located in the interior door well and detects unexpected changes in movement values while the sliding door closes," the report reads. "The original programming of the PSD module is set to a threshold level that may not detect certain obstructions."
In the event that the door closes on an passenger, there is an increased risk of an injury.
According to the chronology report, the auto maker on May 17 identified that 14 of 21 customer complaints alleged some type injury — two of them confirmed.
Kia dealerships will reprogram the power sliding door control module software logic, and customers will be notified by mail on June 18.