2019 KIA OPTIMA - FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE: AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING

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.

  • Hazard
    Improper intervention of the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Consumer Action
    Kia will notify owners, and dealers will update the FCA software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 27, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC179.
 
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