2002 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID 53602

2002 KIA OPTIMA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 03V067000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: KIA 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: OPTIMA 
Model Year: 2002 
Mfg Campaign Number: SC021 
Mfg Component Desc: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 09-09-00 through 08-17-01 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 11,501 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 03-28-03 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Report Recieved Date: 03-04-03 
Record Creation Date: 03-17-03 
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Defect Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5 AND 2.7 LITER V6 ENGINES, THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR (CKP) CASES DID NOT MEET DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS. 
Consequence Summary: INTERNAL GAPS WITHIN THE CASES ALLOWED EPOXY TO CONTACT THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, WHICH RESULTED IN CRACKING OF THE CIRCUIT BOARD CAPACITOR. A DAMAGED CKP CAPACITOR COULD RESULT IN ENGINE STALLING. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CKP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 28, 2003. 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: KIA'S RECALL NUMBER IS SC021.CUSTOMERS CAN 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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2002 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID 53602 for KIA OPTIMA ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:STARTER ASSEMBLY

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