Two vehicle recalls have been issued this week, one from Kia and one from super-recaller Mercedes-Benz.
A number of 2019 Kia Carnival YP vehicles will need to visit the dealer due to an assembly error. The seat belt buckle in the second-row for the middle seat may have been installed on the wrong side of the seat.
Incorrect installation of the seat belt will prevent the proper use of the 3-point seat belt which could increase the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
Affected owners can expect to be contacted by mail which will advise that the vehicle needs to visit a Kia dealer for rectification. A list of affected VINs can be found here.
The second and final recall this week is for 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vehicles sold between May 2, 2016, and October 28, 2016, which may have a damaged airbag control unit.
It appears that during assembly the air conditioner housing may have collided with the airbag control unit which may have caused damage to the airbag control unit. This could result in an impairment of the functioning of the control unit. There is a risk of inadvertent activation of the airbag which may also increase the risk of accident or injury to occupants and other road users.
Mercedes-Benz is requesting that affected owners contact their preferred dealer for a free repair. Affected VINs can be found here.
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