Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for air bag issues

Kia Motors Corp said on Friday it was reviewing in excess of 507,000 vehicles in the United States in light of the fact that an electronic glitch may keep air packs from conveying in a crash.

The review takes after a declaration in March by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that it was exploring why some air packs had neglected to convey in Kia vehicles and its subsidiary Hyundai Motor Corp after accidents in which four individuals were murdered and another six were harmed.

The two Korean automakers have now reviewed almost 1.1 million U.S. vehicles to address the issue. NHTSA said in March that it knew about six genuine crashes in which air sacks neglected to send in frontal accidents, incorporating four of every 2011 model Hyundai Sonatas and two of every 2012 and 2013 Kia Forte vehicles. The crash of the 2013 Forte happened in Canada.

Kia’s review issued on Friday covers 2010-2013 Kia Fortes, 2011-2013 Kia Optimas and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles.

The organization said the air pack control unit may impede they might be helpless to electrical overemphasize, keeping the frontal air sacks and safety belt pretensioners, which pull the driver and front seat traveler immovably once again into their seats, from conveying.

The organization said it doesn’t yet have a fix, yet is working with its provider on the issue.

Kia representative James Bell said the organization “is endeavoring to have a cure by the booked proprietor warning date of July 27. On the off chance that Kia does not have a cure by that date or if any client feels dangerous in his/her vehicle, we will give a rental auto until the point when the repair has been finished.”

Hyundai in February issued a review for 154,000 U.S. Sonatas after non-sending reports were connected to electrical overemphasize noticeable all around sack control unit. In April, Hyundai reviewed an extra 425,000 U.S. vehicles to address a similar issue.

Hyundai said in March that it knew about reports of two passings in its vehicles, which happened in head-on crashes at to a great degree high rates of speed.

NHTSA said the air sack control module under scrutiny was worked by ZF Friedrichshafen AG [ZFF.UL], a German auto provider.

ZF said on Friday that it has worked with Kia and “keeps on participating and bolster NHTSA and its clients in the examination.”

The wellbeing office likewise said that electrical overemphasize seemed, by all accounts, to be the main driver in a 2016 review by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of 1.4 million U.S. vehicles for air sack non-arrangements in huge frontal accidents.

In March, NHTSA said it was examining if different automakers utilized comparative air back control units and in the event that they could represent a hazard.

ZF said on Friday that each air pack control unit “is intended to a client’s specific vehicle and stage particular details.”