Transport Canada Recall - 2018132 - KIA
Car recalled by KIA
Vehicle - Powertrain
What to do
Please see corrective actions section below
2017 | KIA | OPTIMA, 2018 | KIA | OPTIMA
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.
Visit Transport Canada’s Motor Vehicle Safety Recalls Database for the original recall.
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