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2016 Kia Optima recall SC131

Kia Recall SC131: Air Bag Second Stage May Not Inflate Properly

2016 Kia Optima

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

Air Bags — Frontal

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.
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.
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Date Announced
APR 21, 2016
Vehicles Affected
17
Kia Recall #
SC131
NHTSA Campaign #
16V231000
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