DETROIT (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Kia is recalling more than a half-million vehicles in the U.S. because the air bags may not work in a crash.
The recall apparently is related to federal investigation into air bag failures in Kia and partner Hyundai vehicles that were linked to four deaths.READ MORE: Plano Judge Orders Elmer Stewart Rhodes Remain Detained Pending Trial
Vehicles covered by the recall include 2010 through 2013 Forte compact cars and 2011 through 2013 Optima midsize cars. Also covered are Optima Hybrid and Sedona minivans from 2011 and 2012.READ MORE: In GOP Primary for Texas Attorney General, Eva Guzman Touts Her Experience As A State Supreme Court Justice
A Hyundai spokesman says he’s checking to see if his company has a recall. Kia says it’s working on a remedy and will notify owners June 27.
Kia says in government documents that a short circuit can develop in an air bag control computer. The company has not yet developed a repair.MORE NEWS: Dallas City Council Votes To Restrict Sexually Oriented Business Operating Hours
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