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Kia Recalls Nearly 260K Optima Sedans

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In the 2012 and 2013 model years, Kia's sister brand Hyundai called back precisely 257,998 vehicles.

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During side curtain airbag deployment, the headliner plates may have been improperly secured at the factory.

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Engineers concluded that the driver-side plate had detached during deployment after finding it in the occupant department.

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South Korean office investigated the issue after HQ was informed of the findings on July 7th.

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A short time later, Kia's safety experts discovered insufficient adhesive on the headliner plate.

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Furthermore, there may also be issues with cars that do not have panoramic sunroofs.

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Lastly, headquarters did not identify any incidents of this nature outside the United States.

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260k vehicles had to be recalled under these circumstances by the North American branch.

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