The Problem: The front passenger seat occupant sensor mat may experience fatigue cracking, which could cause the sensor mat to break. If the sensor mat breaks, the system will no longer be able to detect whether a child is in the front passenger seat, and if an accident occurs the airbag may still go off, this could potentially injure a child.
The Fix: Kia will begin to notify owners of affected vehicles starting in July 2012. Dealers will replace the passenger seat occupant sensor mat free of charge. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.
Number of Affected Vehicles: 72,568 2006-2008 Kia Rios built from February 20, 2005 through December 9, 2007 are included in this recall.
Thanks to: Motor Trend