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2011 Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals

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2011 Kia Optima receives service bulletin for accelerator pedals

by Zach Bowman (RSS feed) on Dec 10th 2010 at 1:32PM


That was quick. Kia has issued a service bulletin asking its dealers to check the operation of the accelerator pedal on all-new 2011 Optima models that are just now arriving at dealerships across the country. According to Consumer Reports, workers are to press and release the pedal 25 to 30 times to listen for noisy operation and anything that would indicate unsatisfactory pedal feel. If either problems surface, Kia will replace the pieces under warranty free of charge. As of right now, it's unclear whether sticking pedals instigated the service bulletin or some other fault prompted the Korean automaker to issue the service bulletin.

Keep in mind that a service bulletin differs from a recall in several ways; most notably, recalls are government mandated and require automakers to alert consumers. Service bulletins are voluntary and typically just go out to dealers. Since the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration isn't forcing Kia's hand, we're guessing that there isn't any danger to consumers. Models impacted by the bulletin were built between October 16th and November 24th of this year.



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