Kia expands recall of Sorento Hybrids and Plug-in Hybrids

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The seat belt pretensioners may explode

Kia Motors America is recalling 17,199 model year 2021-2022 Sorento Hybrids and model year 2022 Sorento Plug-in Hybrids, expanding and replacing an earlier recall.

The front driver-side and/or passenger-side seat belt pretensioner(s) may explode upon deployment in a crash..

An exploding seat belt pretensioner can project metal fragments into the vehicle, striking and injuring vehicle occupants.

What to do

Dealers will secure the seat belt pretensioners with a cap free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on August 19, 2022.

Vehicles already repaired under the previous recall will need to have the new remedy completed.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC241.

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