You May be in Danger! Kia Motors Recalls Half A Million Vehicles in US for Airbag Problem – Check if Your Car Is on the List

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Kia Motors Corp announced on Friday its major recall of more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States due to airbags issues. 

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Your car may be in danger too

Kia Motors Corp said on Friday it was recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the United States because an electronic glitch may prevent air bags from deploying in a crash, Reuters reports.

Back in March, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into four deaths and six injuries related to car crashes involving Hyundai and Kia models. In each investigated incident, the airbag reportedly failed to deploy due to a “short circuit within an airbag controller,” according to Consumer Reports.

Following the findings, Hyundai recalled about “580,000 2011 through 2013 Sonata, and 2011 through 2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids” in April, according to Michigan Live.

As for how the Hyundai and Kia recalls are related, investigators suspected the 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte Sedans used the same airbag controller suppliers as Hyundai. Just a few months after the investigation, Kia announced the recall of 507,587 vehicles.

The company said it does not yet have a fix, but is working with its supplier on the issue.

Kia spokesman James Bell said the company “is attempting to have a remedy by the scheduled owner notification date of July 27. If Kia does not have a remedy by that date or if any customer feels unsafe in his/her vehicle, we will provide a rental car until the repair has been completed.”

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Source: stongekia.com

On the official website, Kia published a list of models that are recalled. Chech if you’re car is in the list:

  • All Forte vehicles produced from February 24, 2009 through August 31, 2012.
  • All Forte Koup vehicles produced from June 5, 2009 through August 31, 2012.
  • A ll Optima vehicles produced from August 12, 2010 through August 31, 2012.
  • All Optima Hybrid vehicles produced from February 15, 2011 through August 31, 2012.
  • All Sedona vehicles produced from March 3, 2010 through August 14, 2012.

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