Kia recalling 410,000 vehicles for airbags that might not inflate

Kia is recalling additional than 410,000 of its autos in the U.S. mainly because the airbags could are unsuccessful to inflate in a crash.

Below is the summary of the remember from the National Highway Visitors Protection Administration:

Kia Motors The us (Kia) is recalling particular 2017-2019 Sedona, Soul, Soul EV, 2017-2018 Forte, and 2017 Forte Koup vehicles. The Air Bag Control Device (ACU) address might make contact with a memory chip on the printed circuit board and harm the electrical circuit. Circuit destruction could final result in deactivated air luggage that will not deploy in a crash.

Kia claims the dilemma surfaced in Korea final July. The corporation has obtained 13 consumer issues and 947 guarantee claims. Fortuitously, no crashes or injuries were being described.

Sellers will inspect the Airbag Management Unit and both update its application or switch the device. As generally with recalls, the function will be carried out absolutely free of demand.

Owners will be notified by mail starting up March 21. Entrepreneurs might also get in touch with the NHTSA basic safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to

Speaking of airbag remembers, this is a great time to remind you of a independent make any difference: Tens of thousands and thousands of motor vehicles from numerous automakers are equipped with Takata airbags and keep on being below recall — at 67 million, it truly is the most significant automobile recall in historical past. But hundreds of thousands of Individuals are unaware that they are driving vehicles afflicted by the remember, simply because they are not the initial house owners and the manufacturers’ recall notices hardly ever achieved them. Acquire a moment to look at out NHTSA’s Takata recall overview web site, and enter your vehicle’s VIN number to ascertain no matter whether you are afflicted by an remarkable remember.