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Kia recalls 508K vehicles to address airbag module failures

Kia recalls 508K vehicles to address airbag module failures

KIA is recalling more than half a million vehicles in the US due to an electronic glitch that may prevent air bags from deploying in a crash. That's a heck of a lot of vehicles for a single recall, but it concerns a very serious issue.

The move came after a March announcement from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), stating that the agency was investigating a number of crashes linked to this issue.

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.

A Hyundai spokesman says he's checking to see if his company has a recall.




Kia said in the NHTSA release that it is still working on a remedy with the recall set to begin on 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 safety agency said at the time it had reports of six front-end crashes with significant damage to the cars.

The 2013 Forte crash took place in Canada.

In the affected vehicles, the air bag control unit may short circuit and prevent the front air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying in a crash, according to the NHTSA recall notice.


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