Monday, 18 June, 2018

Kia recalls 500,000 vehicles in the United States due to airbag glitch

AFP  Getty Images Kia recalls sedans, minivans for air bag flaw
Preston Stone | 11 June, 2018, 17:53

The automaker announced today that it will be recalling more than 507,000 vehicles in the USA that contain an electronic glitch that could make the airbags fail to deploy during a crash.

The two Korean automakers have now recalled almost 1.1 million US vehicles to address the issue. NHTSA said in March it was aware of six serious crashes in which air bags failed to deploy in frontal crashes, including four in 2011 model Hyundai Sonatas and two in 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte vehicles.

Kia Motors America is recalling 507,587 model year 2010-2013 Kia Fortes & Forte Koups, model year 2011-2013 Kia Optimas, and model year 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrids & Sedonas. According to Reuters, the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) recalled all of those vehicles last Friday because the air bag control unit may short circuit due to being susceptible to electrical oversteer.

Nadal Eyes 11th Title As Thiem Shrugs Off Expectations
And he increased the tempo further, consigning Thiem to defeat in his first major final when the Austrian sent a return long. Victory also took Nadal's record at Roland Garros to 86 wins and just two losses. "I can't be always thinking of more".

In total, over one-million vehicles have been recalled since the investigation was announced in March and Kia says it does not yet have a fix. The recall is scheduled to begin July 27.

In documents from the investigation, NHTSA said it understands that the Kia Fortes under investigation use similar air bag control computers made by ZF-TRW. The parts supplier issued a statement saying it's cooperating with the government's investigation, The Associated Press reported.

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