2008 KIA OPTIMA Recall ID 123014

2008 KIA OPTIMA Recall

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NHTSA Campaign Number: 12V014000 
Vehicle/Equipment Make: KIA 
Vehicle/Eqipment Model: OPTIMA 
Model Year: 2008 
Mfg Campaign Number: SC094 
Mfg Component Desc: AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 
Mfg Involved in Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Manufacture Dates: 09-29-05 through 01-29-08 
Type of Report: (V) Vehicle 
Potential # of Units Affected: 145,755 
Date Owner Notified by Mfg: 07-11-12 
Recall Initiated By: MFR 
Mfg Responsible for Recall: KIA MOTORS CORPORATION 
Report Recieved Date: 01-17-12 
Record Creation Date: 01-17-12 
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Defect Summary: KIA MOTORS AMERICA, INC. (KIA) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 KIA OPTIMA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 29, 2005, THROUGH JANUARY 29, 2008, AND MODEL YEAR 2007 AND 2008 KIA RONDO VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 13, 2006, THROUGH MARCH 21, 2008. THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR THE DRIVER'S SIDE AIR BAG SUPPLEMENTAL RESTRAINT SYSTEM (SRS) MAY BECOME DAMAGED THROUGH USAGE OVER TIME. IF THE CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY BECOMES DAMAGED, THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT WILL EXPERIENCE A HIGH RESISTANCE CONDITION POTENTIALLY CAUSING THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG TO NOT DEPLOY. 
Consequence Summary: IF THE CLOCK SPRING DEVELOPS HIGH RESISTANCE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE DRIVERS AIR BAG WILL NOT DEPLOY AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PROPERLY PROTECT THE DRIVER, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURIES. 
Corrective Summary: KIA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE VEHICLE'S AIR BAG CLOCK SPRING CONTACT ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 11, 2012. OWNERS MAY CONTACT KIA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER AT 1-800-333-4542. 
Notes: KIA'S RECALL CAMPAIGN NUMBER IS SC094.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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2008 KIA OPTIMA Recall for 2008 KIA OPTIMA AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

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