If the component detaches during deployment, it may enter the passenger compartment and be a projectile within the vehicle cabin, increasing the risk of injury.
NHTSA Campaign Number: 17V784000
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Components AIR BAGS
Potential Number of Units Affected 2,014
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2018 Kia Sorento vehicles. The side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in December 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC159.
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.