Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Southwest PA
Drives: 10 Optima LX, 07 Rondo EX, 89 Chevy C1500
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The pinch strip isn't touched when replacing the latches, and you even said that it took three weeks to act up.
Also, the latch "recall" you mentioned isn't actually a safety recall, its a service action. Service actions are not covered outside of basic warranty, so it looks like you already got a freebie from the dealer.