Due to this problem in Kia EV9, the company has recalled 2401 vehicles, now repairs will be done for free

Kia America has recalled a total of 2401 models due to potentially inadequate headliner safety at the time of the accident. Kia found that some variants of the EV9 manufactured in 2023 and 2024 do not meet federal safety requirements. These models were built between September 25, 2023, and March 21, 2024, and are now being recalled.

Jun 12, 2024 - 19:06
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Due to this problem in Kia EV9, the company has recalled 2401 vehicles, now repairs will be done for free

Kia America notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) last week that the automaker would recall some variants from its 2024 Kia ​​EV9 lineup. The South Korean automaker has said that a total of 2,401 models are being recalled due to potentially inadequate headliner safety at the time of the accident.

The company said that no one died or was injured due to the weak headliner. The EV9 is Kia's first three-row electric SUV, which was launched in the United States late last year and has had a stellar start in sales since its debut.

Kia discovered that certain EV9 models built in 2023 and 2024 do not meet federal safety standards. These models were manufactured between September 25, 2023 and March 21, 2024 and are currently being recalled. Variants constructed between March 22 and 28 of this year were not sold, although they stayed with the brand. Kia has stated that cars manufactured after June 11 would include a redesigned headliner, and the carmaker will replace the impact-absorbing panels for free.

When the Kia EV9 arrived in late May, it was the first EV to be assembled in Georgia, the United States. The EV9 starts at roughly $55,000 (INR 45.94 lakh) and has an EPA-estimated range of 489 kilometers.

It is powered by a 99.8 kWh battery that powers the dual motor e-AWD setup and produces a total power output of 379 bhp at 700 Nm of torque. The GT Line trim enables the EV9 to accelerate from 0-100 kmph in just 4.5 seconds.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer