Kia recalls nearly 189,000 model year 2021-2023 K5s

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The side curtain airbags may not deploy properly

Kia America is recalling 188,912 model year 2021-2023 K5s.

The side curtain airbags may have been installed incorrectly, causing them to not deploy properly in a crash.

Air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash.

What to do

Dealers will inspect and reinstall the side curtain airbags -- as necessary -- free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed April 7, 2023.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC263.

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