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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 16V231000
Mfg's Report Date: APR 20, 2016
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.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 09, 2015 to FEB 11, 2016

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC131

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