Kia asking dealerships to inspect 2011 Optima accelerator pedal (U.S)

Kia is asking its dealerships to carefully examine the 2011 Optima’s accelerator pedal as it could be faulty.

According to Kia, the root of the issue comes from the spring intended to keep the pedal in position while driving. Kia’s repair notice states the pedal may be “noisy” and that there is “unsatisfactory… responsiveness while driving.”

The Optimas affect were produced between 16th October – 24th November. All Optimas are constructed in Hwaseong, South Korea.

Kia has just sold 135 2011 Optimas, indicating many dealerships don’t have the new car on their register yet.