Kia has announced a recall on approximately 30,100 model-year 2020 Telluride SUVs due to seat belt issues. Seat belt assemblies designed for Tellurides sold in markets other than the U.S. may have been inadvertently installed in the driver, front passenger, second-row, and/or third-row seats of the affected vehicles. The affected driver’s side seat belts do not comply with U.S. specifications and the front passenger, second-row, and third-row seat belt assemblies do not comply with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards because they lack an automatic locking retractor (ALR). A child safety seat may not be properly secured without the ALR.

Kia began notifying owners on Aug. 30. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.

To fix the problem, dealers will inspect the driver, front passenger, second-row, and third-row seat belt assemblies and replace them as necessary.

Vehicle manufacturers are legally required to repair any recalled issues or replace the defective part for free under the Highway Safety Act of 1970. If the dealership refuses to fix the problem or attempts to charge you for the repair, contact the manufacturer immediately.

Lemon Law Group Partners can assist car owners if they encounter any problems during the recall process with the manufacturer. Our attorneys deal directly with the manufacturer on the client’s behalf to quickly resolve the problem. In many cases, the attorneys get paid directly from the manufacturer so the client does not have to pay any attorneys’ fees to obtain legal counsel. For more information and a free consultation call 888-668-8581.