Kia Sedona minivan recalled for sensor that could keep airbag from deploying

The Kia Sedona minivan has been recalled over a faulty wiring harness that may not detect a child or child seat in the passenger front seat, which could affect the airbag’s ability to deploy.

The NHTSA released documents last week that indicate the fault only affects 2015 through Sedona with manually adjustable passenger’s seats. The occupant detection system’s wiring harness may break down over time from passengers sitting in the seat. Eventually, the degradation means that the system may not recognize a child or child seat in the front seat, which could keep the airbag from deploying in the event of a crash.