2001 KIA OPTIMA Recall - ID 74422

2001 KIA OPTIMA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 01V156000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: KIA 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: OPTIMA 
Model Year: 2001 
Mfg Campaign Number: SC020 
Mfg Component Desc: AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 10-07-00 through 03-20-01 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 16,231 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 05-11-01 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Report Recieved Date: 05-01-01 
Record Creation Date: 05-18-01 
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Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE SIDE AIR BAG WIRE HARNESS FOR THE DRIVER POSITION COULD BE MIS-ROUTED, WHICH COULD RESULT IN IT BEING PINCHED OR CUT BY THE SEAT CUSHION TILT MECHANISM. 
Consequence Summary: DAMAGE TO THE WIRE HARNESS COULD RESULT IN THE SIDE AIR BAG NOT DEPLOYING IN AN ACCIDENT. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL CHECK FOR PROPER ROUTING OF THE SIDE AIR BAG WIRE HARNESS AND SECURE IT IN PLACE WITH A PLASTIC TIE-WRAP. IF THE WIRE HARNESS IS DAMAGED, IT WILL BE REPLACED. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2001. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. 
Notes: ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S AUTO SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236). 
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2001 KIA OPTIMA Recall - ID 74422 for KIA OPTIMA AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW

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