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 |  Dec 08 2010, 10:18 PM

Kia has issued a technical service bulletin (TSB) to dealers, instructing them of potentially unresponsive gas pedals on the new 2011 Optima.

According to the TSB, the Optima sedans built between October 16 and November 24 could exhibit sticking or unresponsive accelerator pedals, but to a faulty spring that may not push the pedal back into position while driving.

TSBs are issued by manufacturers as a type of voluntary recall, when the issue is not safety related – although judging by the wording of this memo, it’s likely to draw the attention of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

There’s no word on if Hyundai has issued a similar TSB, which could be warranted as the Optima and new Sonata share a considerable quantity of parts.

[Source: Reuters]

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  • michelle davis

    i have a 2001 kia optima.some times my gas pedal wants to stick.it usually only does it when i stop.and some times when its in park its like its trying to stick then to.it will idle with r.p.m.s going from 1 and a half up to 3.almost as if u wash pushing the gas and reving the engine.its very hard to find any one to help me find the problem cause it doesnt always do it.can any one please help at least tell me some possible things to check out so i can know whats going on.it doesnt do it unless its stoped once u take off very carefully it does fine.please please help me its a very good running car other then that and i dont want to get rid of it.thanks michelle

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