As we mentioned earlier this week, finding out your vehicle has been the
subject of a safety recall can be very alarming. However, this information
can help prevent a serious San Diego car accident.
With this in mind, we want to share this week’s auto recall.
Kia has announced that it is recalling approximately 146,000 vehicles,
including 2006-8 Optima sedan and the 2007-8 Rondo wagon. The recall was
issued because the driver’s air bag may not deploy in a crash, according
to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Specifically, Kia said the clock-spring contact assembly “may become
damaged through usage over time,” which could prevent the air bag
from deploying. Hyundai, the parent company of Kia, has previously recalled
about 205,000 vehicles for a similar issue.
Kia said it has not received reports of any injuries related to the defect
at this point. It only learned of the problem last fall, when it was reviewing
What Should Kia Owners Do?
Drivers should receive advance warning of the problem via an air-bag warning
light. Drivers of cars that don’t have the warning light illuminated
have a functioning airbag, according to Kia.
Kia has also indicated that it will notify affected owners in March. Finally,
those vehicles that currently have their airbag lights illuminated will
be fixed first.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a dangerous or
defective product, don’t hesitate to
contact a San Diego product liability attorney at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.