Kia recalls vehicles with loose headliners website has posted, “Kia is recalling 257,998 2012 – 2013 Kia Optima whose headliners – the vehicles’ ceilings – may detach during a crash and hit the car occupants, increasing the risk of injury.”

“Headliners are plastic panels that are part of the interior trim. They serve two purposes. – One is to conceal the bare metal elements and wiring running above it, and the second is serve as a cushion in a crash. In affected vehicles, headlines may not be sufficiently secured, allowing them to detach if a side curtain airbag deploys.”

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