Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Optima


Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Optima


Recalls & Defects

Recall Subject: Fuel System, Gasoline:delivery:hoses, Lines/Piping, and Fittings

Report Receipt Date: 12/19/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v907000

Summary
Kia motors america (kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 optima, 2012-2017 sorento and 2011-2018 sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17v-224, warranty, or the knock sensor detection system (ksds) product improvement campaign. the high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.

Remedy
Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began january 17, 2019. owners may contact kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. kia's number for this recall is sc172.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.


Recall Subject: Hybrid Propulsion System

Report Receipt Date: 03/08/2018
NHTSA Campaign: 18v161000

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.

Consequence
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.

Remedy
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.

Notes
Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.



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