Automotive recall

Transport Canada Recall - 2018132 - KIA

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Summary

Product
Car recalled by KIA
Issue
Vehicle - Powertrain
What to do

Affected products

2017 | KIA | OPTIMA, 2018 | KIA | OPTIMA

Issue

On certain plug-in hybrid vehicles, the battery Voltage Protection Device (VPD) switch could inadvertently activate. If the VPD switch is activated, electricity to the vehicle's electric motor may be disconnected. If this occurs while the vehicle is driven under Electric Vehicle (EV) mode, the vehicle may experience a loss of motive power, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will remove the current VPD switch and install two newly designed battery management systems containing new overvoltage protection devices. The corresponding wiring harness will also be installed. Note: This condition would result in the of the “Check Hybrid System" warning light illuminating.

Additional information

Background
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.
Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Automotive recall
Category
Vehicles - Car
Companies
Published by
Transport Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-67693
Transport Canada ID
2018132