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.