Kia recalls 30000 2020 Telluride SUVs for improper seat belts

first_img 2020 Kia Telluride is a majestic mountain SUV Recalls Kia 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Now playing: Watch this: 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value More From Roadshow 4:26 2020 Toyota 4Runner first drive: Same as it ever was — mostly Preview • 2020 Kia Telluride first drive: A big, bold SUV with great value Enlarge ImageSeat belt assemblies installed might be Middle Eastern-spec. Emme Hall/Roadshow Have you parked a shiny, new 2020 Kia Telluride in the driveway? There’s a chance it will need to go back to the dealership in the near future. The SUV, which just began shipping to dealers months ago, has been recalled for incorrect seat belts.NHTSA published the recall documents on Thursday after Kia filed them earlier this month. Total, 30,168 Telluride models are affected and may have the incorrect seat belt assemblies onboard. Affected assemblies could be in the front-passenger seat, second or third rows.In the event of a crash, the improper seat belt assemblies may not secure a child’s seat the owner installed. Thus, they do not comply with US regulations. Kia has an explanation for the problem: they’re not the correct seat belt parts because they were intended for global Telluride models.In the documents, Kia said the affected models house seat belt assemblies meant for the Middle East market. That provides a lot of context for why they don’t meet US standards since we’re talking about totally different regulations between separate geographical locations. Specifically, the components do not have an automatic locking retractor. The lap belt portion of the seat belt will not sufficiently lock into place for a child’s seat.Owners will be told to take their Telluride to a dealership, where a technician will not only inspect the passenger seat and the back rows, but also the driver’s seat to ensure the SUVs are up to snuff. If the wrong assembly is present, the technician will install the correct part free of charge. Any models made after Aug. 5 were subject to new inspection processes and Kia believes just 1% of the recalled SUVs actually house the defect.Letters to inform owners of the recall should start mailing out on Aug. 30. Review • 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger valuecenter_img 37 Photos SUVs Car Industry Tags 0 Post a comment 2020 Kia Telluride hits all the high points More about 2020 Kia Telluride Share your voice Kialast_img