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2016 Kia Optima Reliability Ratings

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2016 Kia Optima Recalls

There have been 3 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE Recall Date: 01/05/2017
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) has recalled one 2016 Optima vehicle. In this vehicle, the end seal for the driver's frontal air bag inflator may not have been properly installed, possibly resulting in reduced inflation of the frontal air bag in the event of a crash.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 1
  • Consequence: In the event of a crash, an air bag that does not inflate fully increases the risk of injury.
  • Remedy: The affected vehicle was remedied on January 10, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC143.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 27, 2016 to AUG 27, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC143
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V007000
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT Recall Date: 10/02/2016
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 12214
  • 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.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 12, 2015 to APR 22, 2016
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC139
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V705000
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL Recall Date: 04/20/2016
  • 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.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 17
  • 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
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 16V231000

2016 Kia Optima Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 3/7/19

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