Faulty Seatbelt Retractor Retaining Plate Prompts Kia Recall

About 5,250 vehicles are potentially impacted by this issue

Faulty Seatbelt Retractor Retaining Plate Prompts Kia Recall
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June 14, 2016

Kia Motors has announced a recall for a car with potentially defective seatbelts.

The manufacturer is recalling certain model year 2013 Forte vehicles. The screws that hold the front seatbelt retractor retaining plates may not have been properly tightened, and as a result, the seatbelt retractor retaining plates may break in a crash.

If the plates break, pieces could strike the vehicle's occupants, increasing risk of injury.

Kia believes that about 5,250 vehicles are impacted by this defect.

The automaker will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace both front seatbelt assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin June 30, 2016.

Owners with questions about this recall can contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542.