KIA OPTIMA 2019 – FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING

Make : KIA Model : OPTIMA Year : 2019
Build Dates : 2018-05-21 – 2019-05-29
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : 19V539000
Date Owner’s Notified: 2019-08-27 Date Received by ODI: 2019-07-19 Date Added to Database: 2019-07-22
Manufacturers Involved: Kia Motors America
Manufacturer’s Responsible for the Recall:
Manufacturer Campaign Number: SC179
Component: FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 11423
Summary:
      Kia Motors America “Kia” is recalling certain 2019 Optima vehicles equipped with Gamma 1.6L Turbo-GDI or Theta II 2.0L Turbo-GDI engines. A software error in the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist “FCA” system may cause the braking assist function to not engage when a stationary vehicle is detected.
Consequence:
      Improper intervention of the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can increase the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
      Kia will notify owners, and dealers will update the FCA software, free of charge. The recall began August 27, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia’s number for this recall is SC179.
Report Initiator: MFR V Report
Regulation Part Number: Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number:
Notes:
      Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 ‘TTY 1-800-424-9153’, or go to www.safercar.gov.
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