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More than 400,000 Kias recalled over air bag defect

The air bags may not deploy

2018 Kia Sedona
Photo source: Kia
Kia Motors America is recalling 410,619 model year 2017-2019 Sedonas, Souls & Soul EVs, model year 2017-2018 Fortes, and model year 2017 Forte Koups.

The AirBag Control Unit (ACU) cover may contact a memory chip on the printed circuit board and damage the electrical circuit. Circuit damage may result in deactivated air bags that will not deploy 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 the ACU and either update the software or replace the unit as necessary. Repairs will be performed free of charge.

Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on March 21, 2022.

Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC226.

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