2016 Kia Optima recalls

2016 Kia Optima

2 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2016 Kia Optima

Official recalls have been issued for the 2016 Kia Optima by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Kia service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Kia customer service.

  1. 2016 Kia Optima POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT NHTSA Campaign #16V705000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 03, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 12,214

    Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine. The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail.

    Consequence: If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC139. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V705000 »

  2. 2016 Kia Optima AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #16V231000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 21, 2016
    • Vehicles Affected: 17

    Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the for the second stage deployment of the driver's frontal air bag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes.

    Consequence: If the second stage air bag does not deploy it increases the risk of injury or death.

    Actions: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #16V231000 »

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