2016 Kia OPTIMA Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

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2016 Kia OPTIMA Air Bags Frontal Driver Side Inflator Module Recall

 NHTSA Recall #126039
NHTSA Compaign #17V007000
MFG Compaign #SC143
 ManufacturerKia Motors America
 Model Year2016
 Date of notification10/01/17
 Begin date of manufacuring28/08/16
 End date of manufacturing28/08/16
Type of recallV
Recall initiatorMFR
 Report received06/01/17
 Report created10/01/17
Regulation part number
FMV safety standard number
Estimated number of affected units1
 Defect summaryKia 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 summaryIn the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.
 Corrective actionThe 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.
 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.
  • 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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