Kia Motors Australia - Kia JF Optima MY2018-2020 Recall

A recall notice for Kia JF Optima MY2018-2020 supplied by Kia Motors Australia due to a software error.

Kia Motors Australia — Kia JF Optima MY2018-2020



Date published

11 Aug 2019

Campaign number


Product description

Kia JF Optima
Model Years 2018-2020

667 affected vehicles

Identifying features

VIN (Vehicle identification number)

See attached VIN list

VIN list.pdf (113.54 KB)

What are the defects?

Due to an error in the Frontal Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) software, the braking assist function may fail when the vehicle approaches a stationary vehicle.

What are the hazards?

If the FCA fails to recognise a stationary vehicle, the braking assist may not activate during a frontal collision, increasing the risk of injury to vehicle occupants and other road users.

What should consumers do?

Affected owners will be contacted by direct mail. Owners should contact their nearest Kia Motors Australia dealer to arrange for an inspection and repair of the vehicle.

For more information, consumers should contact Kia Motors Australia on 13 15 42.


Kia Motors Australia

Traders who sold this product

Kia Motors Australia

Where the product was sold


Dates available for sale

  • 21 December 2018 - 2 August 2019

Responsible regulator

Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development is the responsible regulator for this recall.