2011 Kia OPTIMA Air Bags Air Bag Restraint Control Module Recall

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2011 Kia OPTIMA Air Bags Air Bag Restraint Control Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #139715
NHTSA Compaign #18V363000
MFG Compaign #SC165
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 Model Year2011
 Date of notification28/09/18
 Begin date of manufacuring05/06/09
 End date of manufacturing31/08/12
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received01/06/18
 Report created05/06/18
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units507587
 Defect summaryKia 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.
 Consequence summaryIf 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 actionKia 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.
 Recall notesOwners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153).

  • 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.
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  • What is Defect?

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