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Kia Optima Recalls
 Kia Recalls Date: Apr 2004

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For the most current information about Kia Recalls contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Auto Safety Hotline:   1-888-DASH-2-DOT (1-888-327-4236)

In the United States, safety car recalls like safety Kia Optima Recalls, must be performed at no charge to the customer.  Car manufacturers are required by law to mail notices of car recalls to owners and dealers.

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Make / Models :         Model/Build Years:    
Kia Optima      2002-2003
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number : . 04V180
Manufacture Dates:  October 2001 – November 2002
Potential Number Of Units Affected : 25,803 

Some passenger vehicles might contain a fuel tank assembly valve that may not close properly. If a vehicle with a fuel tank assembly valve that is not properly closed were to roll over, fuel may spill. Fuel spillage in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.

Dealers will install an additional fuel tank assembly valve. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during May 2004. Owners may contact Kia at 1-800-333-4542.

Notes:  Kia Recall No. SC038

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Note: Car Accident Advice strives to maintain recall information for selected Makes and Models by posting information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the United States.  No responsibility is assumed by for errors or omissions in this report. expressly disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including that of any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any reason.
For more detail regarding your specific vehicle, contact your dealer, the NHTSA Auto Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236, or your local government recall office.

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Notices get lost in the mail or discarded as junk mail.  Even after these attempts to notify customers, only 72% of owners affected by safety issue Kia Recalls have the recall work completed.  

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regularly announces vehicle safety car recalls in an effort to inform and urge owners to get problems repaired quickly. Kia Optima Recalls

Car Accident Advice often obtains recall notices before dealers and owners.  The NHTSA recommends that you wait for the mailed bulletin to arrive before requesting the work to be done.    However, you can ask your Kia Optima Recalls dealer when the next recall update notice is expected at their shop.  

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