Recall Watch: The Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

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2017-19 Kia Sedona, Soul; 2017-18 Kia Forte
Manufacturer: Kia Motors America
Number of vehicles affected: 410,619
Report Date: January 25, 2022
Issue: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Sedona, Soul, Soul EV, 2017-2018 Forte, and 2017 Forte Koup vehicles. The Air Bag Control Unit (ACU) cover may contact a memory chip on the printed circuit board and damage the electrical circuit. Circuit damage may result in deactivated air bags that will not deploy in a crash. Air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Solution: Dealers will inspect the ACU, and either update the software or replace the unit, as necessary. Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed March 21, 2022.
Contact: Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC226.

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