Recalls & Defects For 2017 Kia Optima


Vehicle Report: 2017 Kia Optima


Recalls & Defects

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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