KIA OPTIMA 2016: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Make : KIA Model : OPTIMA Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-11-10 - 2016-02-12
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V231000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-05-06 Date Received by ODI: 2016-04-21 Date Added to Database: 2016-04-21
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC131
Component: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 17
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 10, 2015, to February 12, 2016. In these vehicles, a chemical enhancer required for the for the second stage deployment of the driver's frontal air bag was not loaded, resulting in the second stage not deploying in necessitating crashes.
Consequence:
      If the second stage air bag does not deploy it increases the risk of injury or death.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. The recall began on May 6, 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC131.
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.