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Airbag Concerns: Kia Recalls 508,000 Vehicles

June 8, 2018 0 Comments

For today’s story, a Koran automaker is recalling over one half million vehicles in the USA in part, because their airbags may not deploy during a crash.

Multiple media outlets, including the WSJ, are reporting that Kia is recalling around 508,000 vehicles in the USA. The concern prompting the recall is that in the event of an accident, and due to “electrical overstress,” the froth seat belt units and adjacent airbag units may not function properly, causing potentially greater risks for consumers.

Per WSJ, Select Forte, Optima and Sedona models made between 2010 and 2013 may be impacted by the recall. This large safety recall comes on the heels of a recall from another Korean automaker Hyundai, which recalled 580,000 Sonata vehicles in April of 2018.

As we turn the corner into summer, what impact have the recall recalls by Hyundai, Kia and even Takata had on your store or group?

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Dave Martinson is a broadcast journalist for DrivingSalesNews. He has a background as a TV News Reporter, Anchor and Producer. He has also worked in Digital Marketing and Human Resources. He received his bachelor’s degree in Communication from Brigham Young University – Idaho. He’s married and originally from the state of Washington. He’s a huge football fan and enjoys the outdoors.