Monday, June 11, 2018

Its Shop Time Mondays: Kia Is In The Hot Seat For Airbag Deployment Concerns

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V363000
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 507,587
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.
Remedy
The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is planned to begin on July 27, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.

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