2006 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID: 116867

2006 KIA OPTIMA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 11V153000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: KIA 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: OPTIMA 
Model Year: 2006 
Mfg Campaign Number: SC088 
Mfg Component Desc: POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN SHIFT 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Manufacture Dates: 09-29-05 through 06-13-07 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 70,115 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 03-23-11 
Recall Initiated By: ODI 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Report Recieved Date: 03-09-11 
Record Creation Date: 03-09-11 
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Defect Summary: KIA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 OPTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2005, THROUGH JUNE 13, 2007. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SHIFT CABLE MAY HAVE BEEN INSTALLED INCORRECTLY, CAUSING TENSION IN THE CABLE. IF PRESENT, THIS CONDITION COULD CAUSE THE CABLE TO DETACH FROM THE SHIFTER ASSEMBLY'S DOWEL PIN PREVENTING THE TRANSMISSION FROM BEING SHIFTED. THE SHIFT LEVER CAN THEN BE MOVED INTO THE PARK (P) POSITION WHILE THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION IS STILL IN THE LAST USED GEAR BEFORE DETACHMENT. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE DRIVER LEAVES THE VEHICLE WITHOUT ENGAGING THE PARKING BRAKE, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE VEHICLE CAN ROLL INJURE A PERSON IN ITS PATH OR CAUSE A CRASH. 
Corrective Summary: DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE SHIFT CABLE AND REINSTALL IF NECESSARY FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 23, 2011. OWNER MAY CONTACT KIA AT 1-800-333-4542. 
Notes: KIA'S SAFETY RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC088.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> . 
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2006 KIA OPTIMA Recall - Recall ID 116867 for KIA OPTIMA POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:LEVER AND LINKAGE:COLUMN

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