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2018 Kia Sorentos recalled due to auto defects

Vehicle owners in Pennsylvania and other states who purchase new vehicles expect those vehicles to take them safely to any destination. However, recalls of vehicles with defects that threatened the safety of motorists were prevalent this past year. One of the most significant auto defects that led to recall action was airbags that deployed unexpectedly, exploded or malfunctioned in other manners. While one would expect that problem to be resolved after all those recalls, another airbag-related recall was recently announced.

Kia Motors America reported that approximately 2,000 of its brand new 2018 Sorentos that were produced mere months ago had defective side curtain airbags. The maker says the manufacturing dates of the affected SUVs fall between Sept. 5 and Nov. 29, 2017. The risk posed by the airbags is the detachment of the inflator diffuser from the inflator body at the time of deployment in the event of an accident.

Further information indicates that this defect could increase the injury risk to occupants of a 2018 Sorento in a crash. The manufacturer says no accidents or injuries caused by this defect has been reported. However, it announced the recall which will allow owners of these new vehicles to take them back to the dealers for free replacement of the side curtain airbags on the passenger and driver sides of the SUVs.

Pennsylvania residents who are suffering the consequences of injuries caused by auto defects may pursue financial relief. Although fighting large corporations may be intimidating, the help of an experienced personal injury attorney is available. With a lawyer's support and guidance, negligence may be established to justify any documented claims for medical and other damages in a civil lawsuit.

Source: markets.businessinsider.com, "Kia Recalls 2018 Sorento", Dec. 21, 2017

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