Irvine, CA – August 27, 2023 – Kia (OTCMKTS:KIMTF) has issued a recall for 50,517 2023 Sorento midsize crossover SUVs, as the airbag warning labels can detach. This increases the risk of occupant injury in the event of a crash.
Vehicles are required by law to carry airbag warning labels on the driver and front passenger sun visors. In the affected vehicles, the labels were applied improperly, causing them to peel away under normal use.
The driver “may not be warned of the risks of airbag deployment, increasing the risk of injury in the event of a crash.”
Other Kia recalls
Just earlier this month, Kia issued a recall for 40,000 vehicles including the 2023 Soul, 2023 Sportage and 2023–2024 Seltos due to that risk, as reported.
Dealers will inspect the driver and front passenger sun visors on the affected vehicles, replacing them as necessary free of charge.
Owners should be notified by October 10, 2023.
Is your vehicle a part of this recall?
More than 50,000 vehicles are affected by this Kia airbag warning label recall. To do a Kia recall check and see if yours is one of them, please use MotorSafety’s free vehicle lookup tool.