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USA: Kia Seltos recalled over issues with side curtain airbags

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported due to the issue.

According to a media report, Kia has recalled the 2023 Seltos in the US market due to a welding error, causing the diffuser disk to break; resulting in the airbags inflating without prior warning or deployment command.

As per the NHTSA report, 4 part numbers for the side curtain airbag modules seem to have the issue. A total of 2,300 vehicles require inspection, of which, 1% may have the airbag modules replaced with brand-new units. Of the total vehicles affected, 1,367 units are of the Seltos crossover.

Kia North America will inform its dealers about the issue no later than January 29, 2024. Also, owners of the affected vehicles will receive a post before the end of next month. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported due to the issue.

In the US market, the Kia Seltos is offered at a starting price of $24,390. The US-spec crossover comes with two engine and transmission options.

Source: AutoEvolution

 
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