It’s actually okay should you don’t bear in mind the Kia Borrego. The Korean automaker solely managed to promote 22,768 of them between 2009 and 2014, and the body-on-frame SUV was solely on sale for the 2009 mannequin 12 months in a lot of the U.S. That being stated, each final one in every of them is now being recalled due to a difficulty with their headliner plates. In response to the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration, they will come unfastened throughout an accident if the impression is powerful sufficient to depoly the airbags.
Whereas each final Borrego offered within the U.S. is being recalled, Kia solely expects that about one p.c of them will really be impacted. The report from NHTSA additionally signifies that 22,700 of them have been constructed between Could 2, 2008 and Januarry 20, 2009 as 2009 mannequin 12 months autos. These different 68 items? Nicely, these have been constructed between October 20, 2009 and Could 14, 2013 and offered as 2010 to 2014 mannequin 12 months autos in U.S. Territories like Puerto Rico, Guam and American Samoa.
The NHTSA report says “inadequate adhesive could have been utilized to safe the headliner plate to the headliner” throughout the manufacturing course of. Due to this, headliner plates might – in principle – come come unfastened if the facet curtain airbags deploy. That would really improve the rist of harm to of us contained in the automobile. Fortunately, Kia says it isn’t conscious of any accidents or deaths linked to the difficulty. Nonetheless, it has obtained one buyer criticism. No person’s good.
House owners of impacted Borregos – whoever you might be – might want to go to a Kia dealership so a technician can can add “industrial-grade adhesive tape” over the left and proper headliner plates to ensure they don’t fly throughout the SUV’s inside if the facet curtain airbags deploy. If ou occurred to have gotten this repair achieved by a 3rd social gathering already, it is possible for you to to assert a refund.
Each Borrego proprietor left within the U.S. will likely be notified of the recall by mail on November 30.