Kia has recalled over 141,000 Optima cars for a fuel leak issue that could cause a fire. Kia

Kia has recalled more than 250,000 vehicles because they may have a ceiling plate that could detach and strike the driver or passenger during a crash, possibly causing an injury.

The recall affects certain 2012 to 2013 Optima sedans that were produced at Kia's Georgia plant from Aug. 12, 2011, through Sept. 27, 2013.

The issue with the cars, according to the recall notice, is the right and left headliner plates in the vehicles may not be properly secured due to "potentially insufficient adhesive applied to the headliner plate(s)." This could cause the plates to detach when the side curtain airbags deploy, hitting the occupants inside the vehicle.

Kia said it was aware of one injury related to the recall, but no fatalities, crashes, or fires, according to recall documents.

To repair the ceiling problem in the cars, Kia dealers will secure the headliner plates at no charge for impacted Optima owners. They will do this by adding industrial-grade adhesive tape to both headliner plates to provide additional adhesion to further secure them, the recall notice said.

Recall notices are expected to be mailed starting on Sept. 26.

Questions about the recall can be directed to Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542.