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Software Issue Could Get In The Way Of Kia Cars’ Automatic Braking

Kia is recalling several cars over accident risks. According to the firm, the vehicles come with forward collision warning systems that include automatic emergency braking. Because of a software error, the vehicle may not manage to identify a stationary vehicle ahead. This could keep the car from warning the driver and the car’s brakes won’t be engaged.

According to the reports, recalled vehicles include the 2019 Kia Optima sedan that come with the 1.6-liter turbo I4 or the 2.0-liter turbo I4. These vehicles come with build dates that range from May 21, 2018 to May 29, 2019. And according to the firm, Kia discovered this issue is related to vehicles produced in one of their factories.

The firm will begin to contact those with the recalled Kia in late August and the repair should be entirely free.

New Technology Presents Cars With Different Challenges

As car makers develop more technologically advanced vehicles, we should expect to see more software-related issues. Unfortunately, many drivers will continue to experience issues until automakers learn how to completely avoid them.

Until them, drivers must be especially attentive to the potential risks. Especially if their vehicles are newly made.

Like all others, we hope that this particular recall is successful in fixing all issues promptly. After all, the software error related to this campaign could lead to serious accidents. Until you can take your vehicle to a dealer, however, we urge you to stay focused and alert. Without the automatic braking, you may not see a stationary vehicle ahead and may end up crashing. Being an alert driver will always pay off, especially when your car has an electronic or software problem.

If you own one of the recalled Kia vehicles and you are concerned for your safety, contact the manufacturer directly to ask what you should do next.

For more on this particular recall, follow this link.

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