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Kia recalls nearly 77,000 model year 2023 Sportage SUVs

The side curtain airbags may deploy improperly

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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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