KIA FORTE KOUP 2013: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

Make : KIA Model : FORTE KOUP Year : 2013
Build Dates : 2011-02-15 - 2012-08-31
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 18V363000
Date Owner's Notified: 2018-09-28 Date Received by ODI: 2018-06-01 Date Added to Database: 2018-06-05
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC165
Component: AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 507587
Summary:
      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.
Consequence:
      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.
Remedy:
      The remedy for this recall is still under development. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
Report Initiator: ODI V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.