Recalls

Find the latest 2003 Kia Optima recalls as issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Manufacturers.

Dates of Manufacture October 2001 - November 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. SC038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V180
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,803
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Dates of Manufacture October 2001 - November 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. SC038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V180
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,803
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Dates of Manufacture October 2001 - November 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. SC038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V180
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,803
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Dates of Manufacture October 2001 - November 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. SC038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V180
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,803
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.
Dates of Manufacture October 2001 - November 2002
Manufacturer Recall No. SC038
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 04V180
Potential Number of Units Affected 25,803
Remedy 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.
Summary 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.