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2011 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Campaign #18V363000

 
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2011 KIA OPTIMA RECALL - #18V363000

RECALL FOR AIR BAGS : AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE

Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.

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Recall Details
Vehicle 2011 KIA OPTIMA
Manufacturer Kia Motors America
Manufactured between 6/5/2009 - 8/31/2012
Recalled on 6/5/2018
Influenced by OFFICE OF DEFECTS INVESTIGATION
Owners Notified on 9/28/2018
# Affected 507,587
Recalled for AIR BAGS: AIR BAG CONTROL MODULE
 
Description Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2010-2013 Kia Forte, Forte Koup, 2011-2013 Kia Optima and 2011-2012 Kia Optima Hybrid and Sedona vehicles. In the event of a crash, the air bag control unit (ACU) may short circuit, preventing the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners from deploying.
Consequences If the frontal air bags and seat belt pretensioners are disabled, there is an increased risk of injury to the vehicle occupants in the event of a vehicle crash that necessitates deployment of these safety systems.
Corrective action Kia will notify owners. For model year 2011 Sedona vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to verify the ACU part number and, if necessary, install an extension wire harness kit between the ACU Connector and the Vehicle Harness Connector. For all other affected vehicles, Kia will instruct dealers to install the extension wire harness kit. The recall began September 28, 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC165.
Notes 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.
See also 2011 KIA OPTIMA Recall for SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC, SWITCHES, BRAKE LIGHT

2011 KIA OPTIMA Recall for EXTERIOR LIGHTING, BRAKE LIGHTS, SWITCH

2011 KIA OPTIMA Recall for ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, ENGINE
Technical Service Bulletins Apr 16, 2018 - 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
PITSTOP - ENGINE COMPONENT RE-USE GUIDELINES - In general, parts and components removed during engine repairs should be considered serviceable, and should be thoroughly cleaned and transferred to the new engine.

Mar 13, 2018 - 010000 STEERING
TSB - ECM UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011 ~ 2014MY Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, p

Mar 13, 2018 - 011000 STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR
TSB - ECM UPGRADE ? STEERING LOGIC IMPROVEMENT -This bulletin has been revised to include additional information. This bulletin provides information related to the MDPS ECU software upgrade for some 2011 ~ 2014MY Optima (TF/QF) vehicles, p

Mar 13, 2018 - 106200 POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
TSB - DRIVESHAFT SERVICEABILITY - This bulletin has been revised most recently to include additional information. This bulletin provides information regarding axle shaft serviceability for Kia vehicles equipped with a six-speed automatic tr

Jan 16, 2018 - 070000 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
TSB - SERVICE ACTION: TURBO OIL FEED LINE REPLACEMENT (SA300) - This bulletin provides the procedure to replace the turbo oil feed line on some 2011-2015MY Optima (TF), produced from November 1, 2010 through August 30, 2011, 2012-2015MY Opt

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