Recall NHTS Number: 02V216000
Recall Manufacturer Number: SC027
Recall Date: 12-20-2002
Affected Vehicles: 189,706
Seat belts:front:buckle assembly
"on certain passenger vehicles, the safety belt buckle may ""false latch"" and expose the driver to unrestrained movement during a crash."
In the event of a crash, the seat occupant may not be properly restrained, increasing the risk of personal injury.
How to Fix:
Owner notification began december 20, 2002. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact kia at 1-800-333-4542.
Also, customers can contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).