Rodents Chew Kia's Soy Wiring
Rodents just can't resist the soy-derived wire coatings used in Kia vehicles. The chewed up wires are costing owners hundreds, and sometimes thousands of dollars in repairs. However, this isn't a Kia-only problem.Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Kia's Soy Wiring"
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What Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- battery died in the 2015 Sedona
- engine stalls/shuts off while driving in the 2015 Sedona
- annoying rattle noise in the 2015 Sedona
- instrument cluster warning lights on in the 2016 Sedona
- limp mode in the 2016 Sedona
What Breaks the Most
3rd Generation (2015–2020) Sedona Key Numbers
Kia is recalling certain Sedona minivans because the front passenger airbag can deploy when there’s a child in the seat.
The occupant detection system (ODS) is supposed to disable the airbag if it detects that the occupant is a child because airbags deploy with too much force to be safe for our little ones. However, the wiring harness for the ODS is breaking when people sit in the front passenger seat which is, you know … typically what people do with seats. If the harness breaks, the passenger airbag will deploy regardless of who is in the seat. The issue affects the 2015-2018 model years with manually-adjusted front passenger seats.keep reading article "Sedona’s ODS Wiring Harness Can Break When People Sit in Seats"
One Kia owner has had enough of gnawed wires leading to dashboard warning lights and multiple calls to the insurance company.
Tsvetelin Tsonev filed a class-action lawsuit because his 2015 Soul is being used like a chew toy.
The plaintiff says he leased a 2015 Kia Soul in April 2015 that has allegedly been damaged three times because the automaker keeps replacing soy-based wiring with more soy wiring, inviting more critters to snacktime.
OK, so it turns out rodents don’t really snack on the coating, but they do love chewing on it and making nests out of it.
And if you’re wondering just how much damage a rodent could do, brace yourself.…keep reading article "Soy Wires are Still Being Chewed Up. Maybe Kia Should Stop Advertising with Rodents."
Another day, another manufacturer getting sued for using soy-based wire coating.
Plaintiff Campbell claims her 2014 Kia Optima was damaged in December 2016 when rodents chewed the wire harness and wiring. Campbell asked Kia to cover the repairs under warranty but after allegedly making her wait almost a month with the Kia Optima sitting at the dealership, Kia denied her claim for coverage.
The lawsuit covers owners or lessees in California, Texas, and NJ with most of the 2012-2017 Kia lineup.keep reading article "Kia Sued for Using A Soy-Based Wire Coating"