Kia recalls nearly 77,000 model year 2023 Sportage SUVs

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The side curtain airbags may deploy improperly

Kia America is recalling 76,918 model year 2023 Sportage SUVs.

The side curtain airbags may have been twisted during installation which can result in improper deployment in a crash, increasing the risk of injury.

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 December 28, 2022.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC257.

This is Kia's 22nd recall of 2022 for a total of nearly 1.5 million vehicles.

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