KIA Optima Recalls
There have been 4 recalls on Optima vehicles in recent years. The latest, dated 2017-04-05 and published by the NHTSA on 2017-04-07, was due to a problem with the engine. Approximately 618160 vehicles were involved. Since 2001, Optima's have experienced approximately 11 recall(s) due to hazards with various components, including the driver side inflator module, axle shaft, frontal, column shift and front. See a list of recalls for your model year below.
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Detailed Recall Information for KIA Optima
|2017-04-05||(Published by NHTSA on 2017-04-07)|
|Recall Summary:||Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.|
|Hazard:||Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.|
|Remedy:||Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, replacing it necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.|
|Additional Info:||Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.|
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