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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

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2017-01-10 (Published by NHTSA on 2017-01-31)
Recall Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain one 2016 Optima vehicle. In this vehicle, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
Hazard: In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.
Remedy: The affected vehicle remains in dealer inventory and will be remedied prior to sale. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC143.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=17V007000
   
2016-10-03 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-10-13)
Recall Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine. The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail.
Hazard: If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 29, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC139.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V705000
   
2016-04-21 (Published by NHTSA on 2016-05-06)
Recall Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. In these vehicles, the driver's frontal air bag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage air bag deployment, resulting in the second stage deploying improperly in certain crashes.
Hazard: An air bag that inflates improperly increases the risk of injury.
Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131.
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.
NHTSA Source: http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/recalls/recallresults.cfm?start=1&SearchType=QuickSearch&rcl_ID=16V231000
   
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