2011 Kia OPTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

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2011 Kia OPTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Recall

 NHTSA Recall #125061
NHTSA Compaign #17V224000
MFG Compaign #SC147
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 Model Year2011
 Date of notification20/06/17
 Begin date of manufacuring12/08/10
 End date of manufacturing15/05/14
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorODI
 Report received31/03/17
 Report created05/04/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units618160
 Defect summaryKia motor company (kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 optima, 2012-2014 sorento and 2011-2013 sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
 Consequence summaryBearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
 Corrective actionKia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began june 20, 2017. Owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is sc147.
 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?

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



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