Kia Motors Australia - KIA OPTIMA 2010 - 2014

recall information

Recall number
REC-000782
PRA number
2017/16128
Campaign number
171044
Original published date

make and model information

Make
KIA
Model
OPTIMA
Year range
2010 - 2014
Affected units
4,963

Identifying features

See VIN list attached
VIN (Vehicle identification number)

What are the defects?

Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.

What are the hazards?

A worn connecting rod bearing will produce a cyclic knocking noise from the engine and may also result in the illumination of the vehicle’s engine warning lamp and/or oil pressure warning lamp in the instrument panel. If the warnings are ignored and the vehicle continues to be driven, the bearing may fail and the vehicle could stall while in motion, posing an accident hazard.

What should consumers do?

Customers will be contacted by direct mail and they should contact their nearest Kia Dealer to arrange an inspection and repair free of charge.
Supplier details
Kia Motors Australia

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product type