September 07, 2023: Kia Motors America (KMA) is recalling almost 4,000 vehicles in the United States due to a software issue that could cause the airbag warning light to illuminate. The recall affects certain 2023 Kia Seltos and Sportage SUVs manufactured between September 2022 and February 2023.
A faulty airbag control unit causes the software issue. If the airbag control unit fails, the warning light may illuminate, even if the airbags are appropriately deployed. This could lead drivers and passengers to be unaware that the airbags are malfunctioning.
KMA will notify owners of affected vehicles and replace the airbag control unit free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in September 2023.
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