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Kia recalls 73,000 Rio cars over air bag problem

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DETROIT (KWWL) -

Kia Motors America is recalling nearly 73,000 Rios to fix a problem with the passenger side air bag.

The includes 2006 to 2008 model years built between February 20, 2005 and December 9, 2007. 

A sensor inside the passenger seat can crack and fail to detect whether a child is sitting in the seat. This means the air bag could inflate in a crash and injure the child. For safety reasons, cars are designed so air bags don't inflate if a child is in the front passenger seat.

Kia says no reports of any injuries in this recall. The company will replace the sensor for free starting in July.

 

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