2016 Kia Optima Recalls

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NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

  • Recall Number
    16V705000
    Recall Date
    10/03/2016
    Component
    POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
    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.

    Consequence

    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.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC139.

  • Recall Number
    16V231000
    Recall Date
    04/21/2016
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
    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, a chemical enhancer required for the for the second stage deployment of the driver's frontal air bag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes.

    Consequence

    If the second stage air bag does not deploy it increases the risk of injury or death.

    What Owners Should Do

    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131.

  • Recall Number
    17V007000
    Recall Date
    01/06/2017
    Component
    AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE
    Summary

    Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled 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.

    Consequence

    In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.

    What Owners Should Do

    The affected vehicle was remedied on January 10, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC143.

What Should You Do?

Contact your dealer as soon as possible
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