Kia Recall 2018: Which Models Have Airbags That May Not Inflate?

2011 Hyundai Sonata

It affects certain 2010-2013 Forte compact cars; 2011-2013 Optima sedans; and 2011-2012 Optima Hybrid sedans and Sedona minivans.

The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths.

Kia issued a statement back in March saying it "remains focused on the safety of its customers and it will work closely with NHTSA on the ongoing investigation, including monitoring and conducting additional crash testing as appropriate". Owners will be notified starting from the 18th of June.

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Kia spokesman James Bell said the company "is attempting to have a remedy by the scheduled owner notification date of July 27".

Kia said in a government report that an air bag control computer could short circuit and prevent the air bag from deploying properly. Those include the 2011 through 2013 Sonata midsize auto and the 2011 and 2012 Sonata Hybrid. The agency noted a 2016 recall involving more than 1.4 million Fiat Chrysler cars and SUVs that had a similar problem causing the air bags not to deploy. NHTSA said in March it was aware of six serious crashes in which air bags failed to deploy in frontal crashes, including four in 2011 model Hyundai Sonatas and two in 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte vehicles. One Forte crash happened in Canada. Officials are also looking into whether vehicles made by other manufacturers might be affected. The investigation into three recalls by the two brands is pending.