Kia announced it will recall more than 30,000 Telluride vehicles due to incorrect seat belt assemblies.
According to reports, faulty assemblies in the passenger seat as well as the second and third rows are the reason for the recall. The seatbelts in question were not equipped with an automatic locking retractor, which could prevent child restraint systems from fastening securely. In documents submitted to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the automaker said these seatbelts were not intended to be installed in Tellurides sold in the United States.
The recall affects vehicles manufactured between Jan. 9 and Aug. 5. Kia has asked customers to take their vehicles to the nearest dealership to be inspected. Repairs will be at no cost to the customer.