For owners of certain Kia Optima sedans, a malady in the form of a faulty low-pressure fuel hose once thought repaired has resurfaced almost two years to the day.
Related: More Kia News
Approximately 72,800 model-year 2013-14 Optimas are involved from the original population of more than 142,000 sedans that was recalled in late February 2020. At the time, the low-pressure fuel hose was susceptible to deterioration and cracking from heat in the engine compartment; this time, the hose may be damaged or missing heat-protective tape. In both instances, fuel could leak from the hose, increasing the risk of a fire.
Dealers will replace the hose for free to resolve the issue. Kia will begin notifying owners April 15, but those with further questions can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236, or visit its website to check your vehicle identification number and learn more.
More From Cars.com:
- Recall Basics: Everything You Need to Know
- My Car Is Recalled, But There’s No Fix Yet: What Do I Do?
- Why Can Dealers Sell Used Cars With Unfixed Recalls?
- More Recall News