Recall 18V338000

Power Sliding Door Does Not Automatically Reverse Operation When Obstructed

Recall Details

The power sliding doors of the vehicle may not automatically reverse when obstructed by a person or object. Dealers will reprogram the power sliding door module software free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The power sliding doors of the vehicle are designed to stop closing and start reopening in the event the doors hit an obstacle while closing. This is to prevent injury to people who may be entering, exiting or otherwise getting in the way o the door while it is closing. If the door continues closing, injury may occur.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in June, 2018. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Kia recall number is SC164.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., May 23, 2018

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
May 23, 2018
NHTSA Action Number
Potential Number of Units Affected
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2015-2018 Kia Sedona vehicles equipped with a power sliding door (PSD). The PSD may not auto-reverse when its closing is obstructed.
If the door closes on an occupant, there is an increased risk of an injury.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will reprogram the PSD module software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 18, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC164.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
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