2010-2013 Kia Forte, Optima, Optima Hybrid, Sedona: Recall Alert

11_Kia_Forte_Recall.jpg 2011 Kia Forte | Manufacturer image

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 507,600 model-year 2010-13 Kia Forte and Forte Koup sedans; model-year 2011-13 Kia Optima sedans; and model-year 2011-12 Kia Optima Hybrid sedans and Sedona minivans

The Problem: In the event of a crash, the airbag control unit may short circuit, preventing the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these systems.

The Fix: A remedy is still under development.

What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners July 27. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Service & Repair to find your local dealer. To check for other recalls, and to schedule a free recall repair at your local dealership, click here: Kia Forte; Kia Optima; Kia Optima Hybrid; Kia Sedona

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