Vehicles Affected: Approximately 11,400 model-year 2019 Kia Optima sedans equipped with Gamma turbocharged 1.6-liter or Theta II turbo 2.0-liter engines
The Problem: A software error in the Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist system may cause the brake assist function to not engage when a stationary vehicle is detected, increasing the risk of a crash.
The Fix: Dealers will update the collision avoidance assist system software for free.
What Owners Should Do: Kia will begin notifying owners Aug. 27. Owners can call the automaker at 800-333-4542, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s vehicle-safety hotline at 888-327-4236 or visit its website to check their vehicle identification number and learn more.
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