2019 Kia Optima recall SC179

Kia Recall SC179:

2019 Kia Optima

Improper intervention of the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can increase the risk of a crash.

Forward Collision Avoidance — Automatic Emergency Braking

Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2019 Optima vehicles equipped with Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI or Theta II 2.0L Turbo-GDI engines. A software error in the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) system may cause the braking assist function to not engage when a stationary vehicle is detected.
Actions
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will update the FCA software, free of charge. The recall began August 27, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC179.

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Date Announced
JUL 19, 2019
Vehicles Affected
11,423
Kia Recall #
SC179
NHTSA Campaign #
19V539000
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