2016 Kia Optima: 17 Being Recalled Due to Airbag Defect
by James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on May 18, 2016
A whopping 17 2016 Kia Optimas are being recalled. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, "the driver's frontal airbag may be missing a chemical enhancer required for the second stage airbag deployment, resulting in the second stage deploying improperly in certain crashes."
To my great relief, as I'm the guy who'd have to take it in to be serviced, our Optima is not one of those 17 Optimas. Nevertheless, if you also have a 2016 Optima, do as I did and contact Kia's customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Have your VIN ready and if my experience is any indication, you'll get a customer service person quickly and they'll be able to tell you if your car applies.
James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor