Migliaccio & Rathod is currently involved in the 2021-2023 Kia Carnival defective power sliding doors investigation.
Migliaccio & Rathod is currently involved in the 2021-2023 Kia Carnival defective power sliding doors investigation, for doors that fail to auto-reverse. Kia Carnival owners have reported a dangerous safety defect involving the power sliding doors that fail to detect an obstruction and continue to close, potentially injuring occupants.
The Kia Carnival automatic stop and reversal system is designed to automatically reverse the direction of the closing PSD if it meets resistance from an object or person. It relies on resistance sensing technology which requires a minimum input force or pressure to trigger activation. The primary sensing components used to regulate the auto-reverse system activation are the anti-pinch sensor and the PSD motor torque systems.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) launched an investigation after it received complaints from injured occupants. NHTSA’s investigation resulted in Kia issuing a recall of 51,568 MY 2022-2023 Kia Carnival vehicles, to update the power sliding doors control module software. Despite the recall, customers continue to report issues with their power sliding doors.
NHTSA complaints are available here: 2023 KIA CARNIVAL MV FWD | NHTSA
Have you had issues with the power sliding doors in your 2021-2023 Kia Carnival?
If so, please complete the following online questionnaire:
If you have questions, feel free to write to us at [email protected], or give us a call at (202) 470-3520.
Committed to Consumer Protection
The lawyers at Migliaccio & Rathod LLP have years of experience in class action litigation against large corporations, including in cases involving defective products. More information about our current cases and investigations is available on our blog.