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Kia Recalls Over 500,000 Vehicles

Following news in March that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was looking into reports of defective airbags in vehicles made by Kia and its affiliate Hyundai, Kia has announced it is recalling more than half a million vehicles in the U.S. because of the concern.

Kia Recalls Over 400,000 SUVs

Kia will recall over 419,000 sport utility vehicle (SUV) crossovers in the United States and Canada due to a problem with the gear shift lever. The defective gear shifts affect 2011 to 2013 model years of the Kia Sorento. As a result, Kia will notify owners to bring in their SUVs to dealers to have their brake-shift interlock mechanisms replaced.

Kia Recalls Rio Models

Last Tuesday, Kia announced that it is recalling nearly 73,000 of its Rio models due to a hazard existing with the passenger airbag system, which could erroneously deploy with a small child seated in the front passenger seat. This recall is now posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website at: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/latestRecalls.cfm. According to the information posted on the NHTSA website concerning the recall, the front seat passenger "occupant sensor mat can experience fatigue cracking...If sufficient cracking occurs, the classification system (OCS) will cease to function such that the system will not be able to detect whether a child passenger is in the seat and the airbag will deploy during a crash necessitating deployment." Such a defect obviously increases the risk of injury to children riding in the front seat.

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