Kia Preliminary Evaluation PE04067: THROTTLE CABLE BINDING

2004 Kia Sedona

THROTTLE CABLE BINDING

Vehicle Speed Control
Vehicle Speed Control:Cables
Vehicle Speed Control:Linkages

Summary
Kia provided information describing a water entry point at the rubber sealing boot located at the throttle body end of the throttle cable, advising that water could enter the cable sheath during normal vehicle operation.in low temperatures, the water freezes and may impede the movement of the throttle cable thereby preventing an open throttle from returning to the closed position.a stuck throttle could increase the risk of a crash.to prevent water ingress, Kia increased the crimping force of the clamp installed on the rubber boot from 2 to 5 kilograms force.the action took place in April 2004 and occurred in connection with other changes to the throttle cable system.to remedy the vehicles built before this date (all of MY 2002 and part of 2003), Kia will conduct a safety recall to replace the defective cable with an improved component.certain recalled vehicles will also have an additional clip installed to address a potential cable disengagement concern.see Kia's January 17, 2005 part 573 letter for NHTSA recall 05V013 (Kia recall SC-042) for further information.no action is being taken on vehicles built after April 4, 2004.
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Date Opened
SEP 24, 2004
Date Closed
JAN 27, 2005
NHTSA Recall #
05V013000
  • Status:
    RECALLED
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