Kia is recalling approximately 2,956 model-year 2022 Carnival vehicles due to issues with the passenger-side sliding door. The remote controller assembly for the passenger-side power sliding door may malfunction, preventing the door from securely latching and increasing the risk of injury.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on Dec. 16. Owners may contact Kia at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To fix the problem, dealers will replace the passenger-side power sliding door release actuator’s drum and holder inside the remote controller assembly.
Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.
Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.