2018 Kia Optima recall SC162

Kia Recall SC162: Voltage Protection Device May Activate

2018 Kia Optima

If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hybrid Propulsion System

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.
Actions
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install two newly designed Battery Management Systems (BMS) that contain Overvoltage Protection Devices (OPDs), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC162.
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Date Announced
MAR 08, 2018
Vehicles Affected
1,710
Kia Recall #
SC162
NHTSA Campaign #
18V161000
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