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Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag glitch

WASHINGTON — Kia Motors Corp. is recalling some-more than 507,000 vehicles in a United States since an electronic glitch might forestall airbags from deploying in a eventuality of a crash.

The remember follows an proclamation in Mar by a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that it was questioning since some airbags had unsuccessful to muster in Kia vehicles and a associate Hyundai Motor Corp. after crashes in that 4 people were killed and another 6 harmed involving a dual automakers’ vehicles.

In total, a dual Korean automakers have now removed scarcely 1.1 million U.S. vehicles to residence a issue. NHTSA pronounced in Mar it was wakeful of 6 critical crashes in that atmosphere bags unsuccessful to muster in frontal crashes, including 4 in 2011 indication Hyundai Sonatas and dual in 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte vehicles. The pile-up of a 2013 Forte occurred in Canada.

Kia’s remember released on Friday covers 2010-13 Kia Fortes, 2011-13 Kia Optimas and 2011-12 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. The association pronounced a atmosphere bag control section might brief circuit since they might be receptive to electrical overstress, preventing a frontal atmosphere bags and chair belt pretensioners, that lift a motorist and front chair newcomer resolutely behind into their seats, from deploying.

The association pronounced it does not nonetheless have a fix, though is operative with a retailer on a issue.

Hyundai in Feb released a remember for 154,000 U.S. Sonatas after non-deployment reports were related to electrical overplay in a atmosphere bag control unit. In April, Hyundai removed an additional 425,000 U.S. vehicles to residence a same issue.

Hyundai pronounced in Mar it was wakeful of reports of dual deaths in a vehicles, that occurred in head-on collisions during intensely high rates of speed.

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