Kia Motors America is recalling 10,731 model year 2017-2018 Optima Hybrids and Optima Plug-In Hybrids.
The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which can result in engine damage.
A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
What to do
Dealers will inspect the engine. If bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced. Dealers will also install a software update containing a Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS).
Repairs will be performed free of charge.
Owners may contact Kia customer service at (800) 333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC218.