Kia Motors recalls more than 4 lakh cars to fix this major issue

South Korean automaker Kia Motors has officially recalled more than 4 lakh vehicles in order to fix an important issue in its cars. The automaker has recalled its vehicles to fix the malfunctioning of airbags during an accident. In order to fix the problem the company has recalled more than 4,10,000 vehicles in the U.S.

Kia has recalled some of its small cars, small SUVs and minivan as a part of this checkup. The checkup includes Forte small cars between 2017 and 2018 model cars.On the other hand the checkup will also include Sedona minivans and Soul small SUVs that were manufactured between 2017 and 2019. The electric version of the Kia Soul is also included in the recall list.

According to Kia Motors, the air bag control computer cover comes in contact with a memory chip and damages the electrical circuit. This can stop the air bags present in the vehicle from inflating during a crash. Once the vehicles that are recalled reach the dealership, they will be inspected and the problem will be fixed. The company said that the owners will be notified through email from March 21.

Kia said that the problem first surfaced in South Korea in July 2021. The company informed that there were as many as 13 customer complaints as well as 947 warranty claims for the particular malfunctioning. However, there were no reports of any accident or any injury due to the airbag issue.

On the other hand, in India, Kia has not mentioned any such issue with the airbags in any of its vehicle.  Kia sells three cars in India- Kia Seltos, Kia Sonet and Kia Carnival. While the Kia Sonet is the most budget-friendly car offered by the company in India, the Kia Carnival is the most premium car offered by the company. It is expected that the company will launch the Kia Carens SUV very soon.

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