Kia Recalls MY 2005 - 2007 Optimas Due to Shifte Cable Issue

By Automotive Staff | March 14, 2011
Kia has discovered that the cables on automatic transmission-equipped Optimas built between September 2005 and June 2007 may not have been installed properly. Thus, the automaker has announced that its Dealers will inspect the shift cable and reinstall it correctly if need be, all free of charge. The recall will begin sometime this month under Kia Safety Recall Campaign No. SC088 and NHTSA Recall ID No. 11V153000. Approximately 70,000 vehicles may have been affected by the recall. According to Kia, an correctly installed cables have the potential to come loose from the transmission, disabling the shifter. If the cable comes loose, a car in Park wouldn’t shift into any gear while a vehicle already in gear wouldn’t shift to reverse, neutral or park. If a car was parked and accidentally left in gear, and if the parking brake was not applied, the car could potentially roll away and cause an accident or injury. via National Highway Traffic Safety Administration courtesy of Motor Trend Staff
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Here is Similar Story Kia Motors is recalling more than 70,000 Optima midsize sedans to fix transmission problems that can cause the cars to roll even while they're in park. The cars are from the 2006 through 2008 model years and were built from Sept. 29, 2005 to June 13, 2007. In documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Kia said that on some of the cars, a transmission shifter cable was installed incorrectly and can become detached from the shifter. If the cable comes off, the car would stay in the last gear used even if the driver puts the transmission in park, the documents said.

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