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April 29, 2003

Kia Motors Has Recalled the 2001-2002 Optima

(SafetyAlerts) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the following information.

Models: Kia Optima Year: 2001-2002

Number Potentially Involved: 11,501

Dates of Manufacture: September 2000 – August 2001

Defect: On certain vehicles equipped with 2.5 and 2.7-liter V6 engines, the Crankshaft Position Sensor (CKP) cases did not meet dimensional specifications. 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.

Remedy: Dealers will replace the CKP. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during April 2003. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-222-5500.

[NHTSA Recall No. 03V067].

Important Note Regarding Auto Recalls
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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 about?

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