2003 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID 53600

2003 KIA OPTIMA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 04V180000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: KIA 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: OPTIMA 
Model Year: 2003 
Mfg Campaign Number: SC038 
Mfg Component Desc: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. 
Manufacture Dates: 10-01-01 through 11-09-02 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 25,803 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 06-25-04 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Report Recieved Date: 04-12-04 
Record Creation Date: 04-20-04 
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Defect Summary: SOME PASSENGER VEHICLES MAY CONTAIN A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT MAY NOT CLOSE PROPERLY. IF A VEHICLE WITH A FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE THAT IS NOT PROPERLY CLOSED WERE TO ROLL OVER, FUEL SPILLAGE MAY OCCUR. 
Consequence Summary: FUEL SPILLAGE IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD RESULT IN A FIRE. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSTALL AN ADDITIONAL FUEL TANK ASSEMBLY VALVE. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN JUNE 25, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. 
Notes: KIA RECALL NO. SCO38.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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2003 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID 53600 for KIA OPTIMA FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY

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