According to news sources, a recall has been issued for about 145,800 2006-2008 Kia Optima and 2007-2008 Kia Rondo vehicles due to a faulty air bag which can potentially fail to deploy in case of crash, thereby increasing the risk of injury to drivers.
The company, Kia Motors America, announced the recall in cooperation with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), due to the faulty air bag issue. The problem arises from the air bag systems clock spring assembly, which can reportedly become damaged with time and prevent the air bags from deploying in case of collision.
Vehicle owners can expect to be notified by the company in March to bring in their recalled vehicles to their local dealers for a free repair and replacement of the faulty safety device.
Consumers may also contact the company at 800-333-4542.
As a Long Beach personal injury attorney, I’ve seen recalls of this kind in the past and know the severity of the hazards they entail. I hope this information can help raise awareness about this recalled product. If you or a loved one has been injured through the use or consumption of a defective product, speak with a personal injury attorney Long Beach to learn about the legal options available to you. Please, continue to visit our blog for regular updates about unsafe and dangerous consumer products.