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2012 KIA FORTE Recall - Campaign #18V363000

 
Auto Recalls For Consumers

2012 KIA FORTE RECALL - #18V363000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

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.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2012 KIA FORTE
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Manufactured between 2/24/2009 - 8/31/2012
Recalled on 6/5/2018
Influenced by Kia Motors America
Owners Notified on n/a
# Affected 507,587
Recalled for AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
 
Description 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.
Consequences 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.
Corrective action 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.
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