This week, Kia recalled nearly 146,000 vehicles because of faulty airbags. Affected models include the 2006-2008 Kia Optima and the 2007-2008 Kia Rondo.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the driver’s side airbag can become damaged over time due to a flawed spring system. This can mean that the airbag may not deploy properly in the event of a crash.
There have been no injuries or incidents involving the airbags not deploying. The company found the issue during regular quality product testing.
The recall should begin in March. Customers can have the problem fixed free of charge at their local dealership.