SC165 - Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled - 2010-2013 Kia

NHTSA Campaign Number: 18V363
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 507,587

 

Air Bags/Seat Belt Pretensioners may be Disabled

If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.

 

Summary

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

 

Remedy

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The recall is planned to begin on July 27, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.

 

Notes

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

 

Check if your Kia has a Recall


Chronology-Amended

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V363-5570.pdf

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Chronology

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RMISC-18V363-7998.pdf

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Recall Acknowledgement

June 7, 2018

https://static.nhtsa.gov/odi/rcl/2018/RCAK-18V363-4635.pdf

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