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2002 Kia Optima Recalls

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Most Recent 2002 Kia Optima Recall

On June 16, 2009, Kia recalled 36,538 Kia Optima. Kia motors corporation (kmc) is recalling 36,538 model year 2001-2004 optima vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. road salt applied in these states during the winter months may result in progressive, internal corrosion of the front subframe. over time, such subframe corrosion near the connection to the lower control arm can lead to wheel misalignment and/or other noticeable stress in steering, or accelerated abnormal tire wear.
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2002 Kia Optima Recall Details

Summary on June 16, 2009
Kia motors corporation (kmc) is recalling 36,538 model year 2001-2004 optima vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. road salt applied in these states during the winter months may result in progressive, internal corrosion of the front subframe. over time, such subframe corrosion near the connection to the lower control arm can lead to wheel misalignment and/or other noticeable stress in steering, or accelerated abnormal tire wear.
Summary on June 25, 2004
Some passenger vehicles may contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. if a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel spillage may occur.
Summary on March 28, 2003
On certain passenger vehicles equipped with 2.5 and 2.7 liter v6 engines, the crankshaft position sensor (ckp) cases did not meet dimensional specifications.