Kia America – Incorrect Seat Belt Assemblies Installed/FMVSS 208

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2020 Telluride vehicles. The seat belt assemblies in the front passenger, second, and/or third row seats may not tightly secure a child restraint system in the event of a crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, “Occupant Crash Protection.”

Affected models:

Report Received Date 20190813
NHTSA ID 19V594000
Consequence Summary If a child seat is not properly secured, there is an increased risk of injury to the occupant in a crash.
Corrective Action Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles and replace any incorrect seat belt assemblies. The repair will also include replacing the driver's seat belt which has a non-U.S. specified label, with a U.S. specification seat belt. The repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began August 30, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC181.
Recall Code SC181
Potentially Affected 30168
Fire Risk When Parked No
Do Not Drive No
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