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From Products Liability Law Daily, January 7, 2015

Headliner plate troubles prompt recall of Kia Soul vehicles

By Joe Bichl

Kia Motors America is recalling some 95,314 model year 2010-2013 Kia Soul hatchback vehicles due to defective headliner plates. According to Kia’s safety recall notice, a headliner plate may “detach during deployment of the curtain air bag, posing a potential injury risk.” The automaker told federal safety regulators it has received three Customer Assistance Center case reports linked to the recall, but no accident reports or warranty claims. The recalled vehicles were manufactured January 8, 2009, to October 2, 2013, and equipped with a sun roof (NHTSA Recall Notice, No. 14V822, January 7, 2015).

Remedy. Kia will notify owners, and dealers will install industrial adhesive strips to secure the headliner plates, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin February 2, 2015. Kia's number for this recall is SC112.

Contact information. For more information, owners are encouraged to contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. In addition, owners may contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or visit

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