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:
      Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. 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.