KIA OPTIMA 2016: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Make : KIA Model : OPTIMA Year : 2016
Build Dates : 2015-11-13 - 2016-04-23
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 16V705000
Date Owner's Notified: 2016-11-30 Date Received by ODI: 2016-10-03 Date Added to Database: 2016-10-03
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer's Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC139
Component: POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 12214
Summary:
      Kia Motors America "Kia" is recalling certain model year 2016 Kia Optima vehicles manufactured November 13, 2015, to April 23, 2016 and equipped with a 2.4l engine. The right front axle driveshaft may crack and fail.
Consequence:
      If the driveshaft cracks and separates from the vehicle, it will not be able to move forward. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied upon exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll. Either scenario can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle driveshaft, free of charge. The recall began November 2016. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC139.
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.