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2008 Kia Optima Recalls

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Most Recent 2008 Kia Optima Recall

On January 13, 2012, Kia recalled 145,755 Kia Optima. Kia motors america, inc. (kia) is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 kia optima vehicles manufactured from september 29, 2005, through january 29, 2008, and model year 2007 and 2008 kia rondo vehicles manufactured from september 13, 2006, through march 21, 2008. the clock spring contact assembly for the driver's side air bag supplemental restraint system (srs) may become damaged through usage over time. if the clock spring contact assembly becomes damaged, the driver's air bag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition potentially causing the driver's air bag to not deploy.
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2008 Kia Optima Recall Details

RepairPal Expert Overview on January 13, 2012

Due to high resistance in the airbag electrical circuit, in the event of a crash, the driver's airbag may not deploy as expected.

Kia will notify owners of affected vehicles during March 2012. Some vehicles may illuminate the airbag warning light and others may not. If the airbag warning light is illuminated, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 3, 2011

The shifter may move into the "Park" position when the transmission is not actually in "Park." If the vehicle is left in this condition without the parking brake engaged, the vehicle could roll away or crash, potentially injuring someone.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall. The shift cable could disengage from the shifter without warning. Please contact your Kia dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.