Kia Issues Recall Over Dangerous Electronic Glitch
Kia is recalling more than 500,000 vehicles for a potential electronic glitch, which can prevent the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying. The recall is a response to a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into the issue, after airbags failed to deploy in several crashes. Four people were killed and six were injured in Kia and Hyundai vehicles that experienced the electrical glitch.
According to Kia, the airbag control unit can short circuit due to electrical overstress. This can prevent the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners—the mechanism that pulls the occupant firmly back into the seat during a crash—from deploying.
The recall includes 2010-2013 model year Kia Fortes, 2011-2013 Optimas and 2011-2012 Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. Owners will be notified of the recall at the end of the month.
“Consumers should always pay close attention to recalls affecting their vehicles,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
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