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Kia Recalling 70,000 Optimas for Transmission Issue

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If you own a 2006-2008 Kia Optima sedan, there’s a good chance that it might need to be recalled. The automatic transmission features a cable for the shifter mechanism and according to the automaker, said cable could detach, causing the car to remain in gear even if the driver moves the shifter into park.

Obviously that’s a bit of problem and could cause a bit of damage to both the Optima and nearby surroundings, especially if the parking brake isn’t engaged, which it seldom is in most cases.

However, Kia also says that so far, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not recorded any instances of injuries resulting from the problem.

Although an official start date for the recall has yet to be announced, it will likely be sometime next month.

[Source: Detroit Free Press]