February 13, 2002
KIA Motors America, Inc.
Has Recalled 2001 KIA Optima
Detroit, MI (SafetyAlerts) -
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2001 KIA Optima.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4286
Manufactured: 09/2000 - 02/2001
Defect Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5
LITER V-6 ENGINES. IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSORS (CPS)
WERE INSTALLED. THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD IN THE CPS MAY HAVE A CRACKED
CAPACITOR. DAMAGED CPS CAPACITOR COULD RESULT IN ENGINE STALLING WHILE
Remedy: DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CPS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO
BEGIN DURING MARCH 2002. 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.
[NHTSA Recall No.02V040000.
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
How many did you hear
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