The USA are investigating the death of passengers in Hyundai and Kia because of the airbags

© Photo : HyundaiАвтомобиль Hyundai Sonata. Archive photoThe USA are investigating the death of passengers in Hyundai and Kia because of the airbags© Photo : Hyundai

U.S. authorities began investigating in connection with the deaths of drivers and passengers of cars Hyundai and Kia are caused by problems with airbags, according to the National safety administration traffic USA.

«The Department on investigation of problems at the moment is aware of six accidents with serious consequences of collisions involving models of Hyundai and Kia, which did not deploy airbag in a frontal collision… In total, the result of the accident four people died and six were injured», — stated in the message Department.

The problem could be associated with disruptions in the supply of electricity to the control unit airbags in models of the Hyundai Sonata and 2011 Kia Forte 2012-2013. Units supplied by ZF-TRW.

In late February, the company Hyundai has recalled in connection with the alleged failures of almost 155 thousand cars. The investigation of the US authorities can affect about 425 thousand of Hyundai and Kia.

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