Kia is recalling 188,912 model-year 2021-2023 K5 vehicles due to an air bag issue. The side curtain air bags may have been installed incorrectly and may not deploy properly in the event of a crash. Air bags that do not deploy as intended can increase the risk of injury in a crash.
Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed on April 7, 2023. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 800-333-4542 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle safety hotline at 888-327-4236 to learn more.
To resolve the issue, dealers will inspect and reinstall the side curtain air bags, 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.