Kia Recalling More Than 2,000 Sorento Vehicles with Defective Air Bags

The side curtain air bags have a component that may detach during deployment

Kia Recalling More Than 2,000 Sorento Vehicles with Defective Air Bags
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January 2, 2018

Kia Motors America is recalling certain model year 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles.

What's the problem?

The side curtain air bags on the affected vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment.

If the component detaches when the air bags deploy, it may enter the passenger compartment as a projectile, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants.

Approximately 2,015 Kia Sorento vehicles are impacted by this recall.

What happens next?

Kia is in the process of notifying owners of the recalled Sorento vehicles. The fix the problem, Kia dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, free of charge.

Vehicle owners with additional questions or concerns about this recall can contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542—reference recall number SC159.