Kia Motors America is recalling 507,587 model year 2010-2013 Kia Fortes & Forte Koups, model year 2011-2013 Kia Optimas, and model year 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrids & Sedonas.
The airbag control unit may short circuit, preventing the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying in the event of a crash.
If the front airbags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
What to do
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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