In certain vehicles, the OCS may not recognize adult passengers, classifying them as children and deactivating the front passenger airbag. This will trigger the “Passenger Air Bag Off” warning light, and may also increase the risk of front seat passenger injury in the event of a frontal collision.
Kia dealers will reprogram the OCS control module on affected vehicles, and since no replacement parts are required, the campaign begins immediately. Customers may contact their local Kia dealer for a service appointment, citing “Service Campaign SC076,” or they can contact Kia’s customer service hotline at (800) 333-4542 with any questions. Owners can also contact The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Vehicle Safety Hotline at (888) 327-4236 for the latest information on this recall.