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Recall 17V007000

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Inflator Not Properly Installed

Recall Details

The driver's frontal air bag inflator may not inflate properly in the event of an accident due to it not being installed properly. Dealers will repair the air bag free of charge to resolve the concern.

Our Quick Take

The driver's frontal air bag assembly may have an inflator that was not properly installed. This could result in insufficient inflation of the driver's frontal air bag in the event of an accident, resulting in increased risk of injury.

What Should You Do?

Recall repairs on your Kia must be performed by a Kia dealership. Kia will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Kia dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

Affected Cars

Body, Interior & Misc., January 6, 2017

Original Recall from the NHTSA

Manufacturer's Report Date
January 6, 2017
NHTSA Action Number
N/A
Potential Number of Units Affected
1
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number
17V007000
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled one 2016 Optima vehicle. In this vehicle, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
Consequence
In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.
Remedy
The affected vehicle was remedied on January 10, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC143.
Notify
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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