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US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID: 18V161000
Mfg's Report Date: MAR 07, 2018
Component: HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM
Potential Number Of Units Affected: 1710


Summary:
Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Kia Optima hybrid vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with a Voltage Protection Device (VPD), designed to protect the high voltage battery module, that may activate inadvertently.

Consequence:
If the VPD activates while the vehicle is being operated in Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, there may be a loss of power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Kia will notify owners, and dealers will remove the VPD switch and install two newly designed Battery Management Systems (BMS) that contain Overvoltage Protection Devices (OPDs), free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 2018. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC162.

Dates of Manufacture:
AUG 24, 2016 to SEP 10, 2017

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SC162

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