2016 KIA OPTIMA Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2016 KIA OPTIMA Air Bags Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1473096
 Internal NHTSA #11100768
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelOPTIMA
 Model Year2016
 File date25/09/16
 ComponentAIR BAGS
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemA car accident took place early sunday morning of september 25, 2016 in which the air bag failed to deploy resulting in severe injuries. Kia was contacted and informed that a accident had taken place in a new vehicle that was purchased, and the airbag did not deploy, although it had passed the inspection at the dealership and should have been under warranty since the vehicle was purchased a few months prior. Kia failed to correct the issue, although indicating they would send an inspector out to check the vehicle. Later it was indicated the vehicle had 2 recalls associated with it (#1. 16v7050000 and #2. 16v231000), however, kia failed to honor the recalls or take responsibility for failing to properly inform of the defects. Numerous attempts were made to reach someone at kia to resolve the matter, but each time a different representative indicated mr. Gustavio valila was the person handling the matter and would respond in a timely manner. Voice mails were left unreturned and emails were sent, however, mr. Valila could not be reached. A year later a representative responded indicating that the air bag was not meant to deploy and that the company was sorry for the circumstance and situation. The company did not acknowledge or respond to the previous recalls that were not honored, nor did the company correct or resolve the concerns or make an effort to assist or provide a remedy for the injuries sustained due to the failure of the airbag not deploying. Due to the accident and injuries sustained during the accident the driver died a week later. Kia was informed of everything, along with receiving photos and paperwork associated with the incident (that a representative from the company requested), and has still chosen to accept no responsibility for the situation or do anything to resolve the previous matter / concerns...*bf *tt
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure4000
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueHOTLINE VOQ
 City and StateGRETNA, LA
VIN pattern 5XXGT4L36GGXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?Y
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?Y
 Was medical attention required?Y
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons1
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase02/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
Drive train typeFWD
Transmission type
 Vehicle speed40
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 Dealer's telephone number
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 Dealer's ZIP code
  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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