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Kia Motors Corp. has recently announced a recall due to faulty airbags which will affect 145.000 units of the Optima cars and Rondo crossovers.

According to the car manufacturer, owners of the 2006 – 2008 Kia Optima and 2007 – 2008 Kia Rondo will have to take a trip back to the dealerships because of faulty airbags. Kia says that the clock spring contact assembly on the driver’s airbag supplemental restraint system might become damaged because of usage over time and if so, the airbag warning lamp on the instrument panel will become visible. Ignoring this problem might lead to injuries in a possible crash because the airbag won’t deploy.

Kia has received reports from owners of the above mentioned models but they weren’t attributed to any crashes or injuries. Kia dealers are currently being announced by this recall and owners of the Optima cars and Rondo crossovers will be notified in March. All the vehicles will the airbag warning light on will be fixed, according to the automaker.

This isn’t the only recall because of electrical issues and the Hyundai-Kia Group, part of Chrysler Group LLC, had similar problems in the recent months. In November 2011, Chrysler had recalled some of its models because of similar issues.