A number of 2022 Kia Carnival minivans are being recalled in the United States due to an issue with the passenger-side sliding door.
The South Korean automaker states that certain plastic holders inside the release actuator of the sliding door remote controller assembly may have been manufactured out of specification by the supplier. As such, the binding between the drum and holder can cause the latch to intermittently stick in the open position. If this happens, the door will not latch, meaning it could open while driving.
While the door could open, Kia notes that four alert chimes will ring if the door doesn’t close properly when the minivan is stationary. If the driver ignores these warnings and drivers any faster than 6 mph, a continuous ringing sound will start and the door-ajar warning will remain illuminated on the instrument cluster.
A total of 2,956 Carnival models, produced between July 28, 2021 and October 14, 2021, are being recalled.
Owners of affected vehicles will be notified by first class mail on December 16, 2021 and instructed to bring their vehicle to a Kia dealer where the sliding door release actuator’s drum and holder will be replaced with one that has been manufactured to specification.
This recall comes roughly six months after 2,744 Carnival models were recalled in the U.S. due to a damaged fuel rail tube.
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