Kia Recall Carnival Minivans, Sportage SUVs for Roof Detachment

Kia America to Replace Defective Roof Molding

 Kia Recalls Carnival Vans, Sportage SUVs for Roof DetachmentKia America has announced a recall for more than 101,000 minivans and SUVs after the automaker discovered a major safety hazard involving possible roof detachment.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports roof molding could loosen or detach while a person is driving the vehicle due to improper installation at the assembly plant, according to a report by

Federal safety regulators say these vehicles have experienced loud noises and may show visible lifting of the roof molding.

“Motorists could lose their roof while driving if the molding comes loose and that is a significant safety hazard,” said California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson.

Owners of certain 2023 and 2024 Kia Sportage SUVs and 2022 t0 2024 Kia Carnival minivan models are included in the Kia recall due to the potential for roof detachment.

The automaker plans to send out notification letters to owners of the affected vehicles beginning on March 15, 2024, asking them to bring the vehicle to the dealership to repair or replace roof molding.

For more information, contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542 and reference recall is SC292.

Also, the NHTSA Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 is available if you have questions.

Read about other problematic Kia vehicles due to faulty airbags,  fire issues as well as problematic brakes in the Kia Soul

California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson 1-(877) 465-8161

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Do you own a defective Kia car, minivan, or SUV that is experiencing repeated problems, electrical issues, or a dangerous safety issue? If that sounds familiar, you don’t have to wait for a recall before you reach out to an experienced attorney and get help. California Lemon Law Attorney James Johnson will review your case and let you know if it qualifies as a lemon.

We highly recommend Kia owners with engine or other problems obtain invoices for all repairs and recall visits from the dealership. These documents will support your potential case. Should the vehicle experience repeated issues or become a safety risk, these documents support the Lemon Law Claim. Contact us for a free case review at 1-(877) 465-8161 or read on for answers to frequently asked questions

Published on Jan 23, 2024

Disclaimer: This article provides general information about vehicles that may be covered by the California lemon law. However, the lemon law has very specific requirements that must be met for your vehicle to be considered a lemon. Every case has a unique set of circumstances and there are specific criteria that must be met for the lemon law to apply. It is imperative that you take immediate action if you believe your vehicle may qualify.

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