TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Automotive Seatbelt Pre-tensioners
market to grow at a CAGR of 7.31 percent over the period 2013-2018.
Although Kia is not aware of any injuries resulting from this possible fault, discovered as a result of on-going monitoring of customer vehicles, the company is concerned some pre-tensioners
may not work properly due to a faulty piston in the mechanism.
Features like body coloured bumpers and mirrors, power mirrors and windows, electric power steering, tilt/telescopic steering column, advanced audio system, air conditioner, fuel consumption display, ABS, SRS airbags, front seat belt pre-tensioner
& load limiter are standard on both grades, a statement said.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Automotive Seatbelt Pre-tensioner
market in Americas to grow at a CAGR of 9.06 percent over the period 2014-2019.
There were concerns that some pre-tensioners
might not work properly due to a faulty piston within the mechanism.
Kia said that although it was not aware of any injuries resulting from this possible fault, discovered as a result of monitoring of customer vehicles, it was concerned that some pre-tensioners
might not work properly.
Here's where Renault vans edge ahead in the comfort zone because Kangoo, Trafic and Master vans all come with a driver's air bag, height-adjustable seatbelts and the latest seatbelt pre-tensioner
technology, making the seat belts even more comfortable, and more effective in an emergency.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles for a potential problem with the wiring harness connecting the curtain airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioner
and side impact sensor.
The tensioning cable in the pre-tensioner
is not securely crimped, and in an accident it could become unfastened.
New electronic control units are being developed by OEMs, and advancements such as pre-tensioners
and rapid deployment protocols are being incorporated in their development.
It's about reprogramming the energy in the collision, about good restraints, good seatbelts, pre-tensioners
and load limiters.