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Kia Sedona Recall 06V349000

Damaged Brake Light Wiring Harness

Recall Details

On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the brake light switch wiring my be out of position and contact the steering column u-joint. Over time as the steering wheel is turned back and fourth, the wire harness can become damaged. The damaged wire harness could cause an electrical short resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, and or a no start condition, any of which could increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the affected wiring, repair as necessary, and secure the harness out of harms way.The Kia recall number is SC065.

Our Quick Take

On vehicles equipped with adjustable pedals, the wiring to the brake light switch may become damaged, resulting in loss of brake light operation, engine stalling, or a no start condition.

What Should You Do?

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning September 29, 2006. If you are experiencing stalling, a no start condition, loss of brake light operation, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Electrical & Lights, September 29, 2006

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Model Year(s)
Manufacturer's Report Date
September 29, 2006
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
4,753
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
06V349000
Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Summary
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH ADJUSTABLE BRAKE PEDALS, THE STOP LAMP SWITCH WIRING HARNESS MAY BE OUT OF POSITION. AN IMPROPERLY POSITIONED STOP LAMP SWITCH WIRING HARNESS COULD MAKE CONTACT WITH THE U-JOINT ASSEMBLY OF THE STEERING COLUMN. REPEATED CONTACT MAY EVENTUALLY CAUSE THE WIRING HARNESS INSULATION TO CHAFE.
Consequence
CHAFED INSULATION COULD CAUSE A SHORT OF THE WIRING HARNESS RESULTING IN THE LOSS OF BRAKE LIGHTS, ENGINE STALLING, OR AN INABILITY TO START THE VEHICLE INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE WIRING HARNESS FOR CHAFING AND, REPAIR IF NECESSARY. IN ADDITION, THE DEALER WILL SECURE THE WIRING HARNESS TO PREVENT CONTACT WITH THE U-JOINT ASSEMBLY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON SEPTEMBER 29, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542.
Notes
KIA RECALL NO. SC065.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
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