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Kia Motors America is recalling certain Optima vehicles over a potential fuel hose defect that could cause an engine fire, increasing the risk of a crash and serious personal injury.
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What’s the problem?

This recall affects 2013-2014 Kia Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The low-pressure fuel hose on affected vehicles may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment, NHTSA said. If the fuel hose cracks, a fuel leak can occur, increasing the risk of an engine fire.

Kia Motors will notify owners when a remedy is available. This recall began on April 16, 2022.

Kia Engine Settlement

In June 2021, a federal court granted final approval of a class action lawsuit alleging that certain Kia Optima, Sorento, and Sportage vehicles suffer from a defect that can cause engine seizure, stalling, engine failure, and engine fire. Specific years and models of affected vehicles included:

  • 2011–2019 Kia Optima
  • 2012–2019 Kia Sorento
  • 2011–2019 Kia Sportage

Plaintiffs further alleged that engine seizure or stalling in the above Kia vehicles can be dangerous if experienced and that some owners and lessees have been improperly denied repairs under the vehicle’s warranty.

The class action is In re: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation, No. 8:17‑cv‑00838‑JLS‑JDE and Flaherty v. Hyundai Motor Company, et al., No. 18‑cv‑02223 (C.D. Cal.)

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