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I was in the dealership today getting my spoiler installed and one of the service writers informed me that he had just heard about an airbag recall that should be surfacing soon and to stay tuned to get something in the mail regarding this. Has anyone else heard about a brand new airbag recall?
 

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Kiatech? any truth to this?
 

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Not sure if its a TSB Campaign made it into Canada, but it was posted on kiatechinfo 4/23/2010. Its a Voluntary Campaign. Info provided below.

TSB Campaign No: KT2010042301
Model: Forte [TD](2010)
Area: North America
Subject: Airbag Control Unit (ACU) Reprogram (SC081)

Description:
This Service Bulletin provides information relating to an upgrade of the functioning of the logic in the Airbag Control Unit in some 2010MY Forte 4 door vehicles, with production dates ranging from March 3, 2009 through January 11, 2010, to increase the range of impacts in which the side and curtain airbags will deploy. This upgrade will bring these vehicles in line with current Forte production. The ACU logic in these vehicles is in compliance with all governmental safety standards.

Link: Kia Global Information System (KGIS)
 

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Nothing official from KCI on this yet but the crash/air bag legislation between Canada and the US is slightly different, as well. So we may possibly see it, or it may not be required.

We perform Service Actions during the next scheduled service, so no letters will be mailed out from Kia informing customers of the situation, it will just be done 'as required' and will be 100% transparent to the customer. Canadian cars will also not have the cute little sticker applied to the strut tower, as we don't get arts and crafts in Canada. It's too cold here and the sled dogs try to lick the stickers and their tongues get stuck to the cars. :p
 
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