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2010-2013 Kia Forte, Optima, Optima Hybrid, Sedona: Recall Alert

2011 kia forte

approximately 507,600 model-year 2010-13 kia forte and forte koup sedans; model-year 2011-13 kia optima sedans; and model-year 2011-12 kia optima hybrid sedans and sedona minivans

the problem: in the event of a crash, the airbag control unit may short circuit, preventing the frontal airbags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these systems.

the fix: a remedy is still under development.

what owners should do: kia will begin notifying owners july 27. owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.

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