KIA OPTIMA 2011: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

Make : KIA Model : OPTIMA Year : 2011
Build Dates : 2010-08-12 - 2014-05-15
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 17V224000
Date Owner's Notified: 2017-06-20 Date Received by ODI: 2017-03-31 Date Added to Database: 2017-04-05
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC147
Component: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 618160
Summary:
      Kia Motor Company "Kia" is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
Consequence:
      Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
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.