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Kia Optima 2008 Reviews



Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10249553

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Nov 22, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2008 kia optima exv6, since new, when lightly braking while decelerating from 40 mph, the car downshifts and has an acceleration surge at around 25 mph. when complaining to the dealer, they said the kia's were made that way. this is an unsafe condition that can cause a rear end collision. the car should have normal engine braking that allows for continuous deceleration as long as the accelerator pedal is not touched. thank you for your consideration of this complaint. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in KATY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Kia Optima 2008 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10250353

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Nov 30, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving approximately 25 mph in the rain on a highway and applying pressure to the brake pedal it locked up. the contact attempted to drive the vehicle to the emergency lane and was unsuccessful. he rear-ended the proceeding vehicle and caused a multi-vehicle traffic collision. the air bags did not deploy with the impact to the front of the vehicle. the "air bag" warning light indicator illuminated on the instrument panel and remained on until the engine was shut off. in addition, the seat belt shoulder harness straps were non-functional on the front passenger side. the police and ambulance arrived and a police report was filed. there was no personal injury. the vehicle sustained damages and was driven to his residence. the failure and current mileages were 2,600. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123385. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SUNMAN, IN. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10251332

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . consumer states that the vehicle headlights dim at low speeds and when applying the brakes or just slowing down. *nj the consumer was informed it was the design of the vehicle. *jb .Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TONASKET, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: WENATCHEE KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 509-664-3200 . DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 98801 .

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Headlights

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Headlights Review #10251332

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 1901.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS . consumer states that the vehicle headlights dim at low speeds and when applying the brakes or just slowing down. *nj the consumer was informed it was the design of the vehicle. *jb .Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TONASKET, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. DEALER'S NAME: WENATCHEE KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 509-664-3200 . DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 98801 .

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10253568

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the passenger side air bag indicator illuminated, which meant that the air bag was deactivated. the indicator never illuminated to indicate that it was activated. the failure occurs intermittently and without warning. the contact finds this to be very unsafe because there was no guarantee that the air bag would activate in the event of a crash. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that because passengers were seated improperly, the air bag module would not activate. no repairs have been made. the manufacturer could not find any recalls; therefore, no compensation would be made. the failure mileage was 5 and current mileage was 5,843. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123985. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Review #10265125

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the low beam headlights were not providing the appropriate lighting distance. the dealer was unable to correct the failure. it would cost approximately $100 to replace each bulb. the bumper would have to be removed from the vehicle in order to install the bulb. the manufacturer stated that they would not assist since there was no defect. the failure mileage was 1,000 and current mileage was 3,878. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123X85. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CHESHIRE, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10266170

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 13, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . bought a new optima 2008. the passenger airbag is almost always off when a passenger is seating normally on the front seat. the dealer refuses to fix it despite the car being brand new. *tr.Mileage was 38 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility Glass, Side/rear

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility Glass, Side/rear Review #10273223

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with VISIBILITY:GLASS, SIDE/REAR . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving 40 mph, air would seep through the window while it was closed. the contact could hear the wind at speeds of 40 and 60 mph. one dealer suggested driving with the rearview mirror closed towards the door. another dealer attempted to adjust the door, but was unsuccesful. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were less than 4,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in NEWPORT RICHEY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body Door

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body Door Review #10273223

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving 40 mph, air would seep through the window while it was closed. the contact could hear the wind at speeds of 40 and 60 mph. one dealer suggested driving with the rearview mirror closed towards the door. another dealer attempted to adjust the door, but was unsuccesful. the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were less than 4,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in NEWPORT RICHEY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Suspension

Kia Optima 2008 Suspension Review #10296369

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 17, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with SUSPENSION . earlier this year we purchased a new 2008 kia optima lx/ex 4d. yesterday my husband was driving south on florida┐s turnpike he was slowing down to get off on an exit when the car made a loud noise and it started pulling to the right. he tried very hard to gain control of the car but it kept on pulling right. he crashed into two parked vans that were on the side of the road (county workers). when the car finally stopped he noticed that the driver┐s side wheel was facing forward while the passenger side front tire was facing completely to the right. since the accident i have contacted the kia headquarters and reported the defect. they told me that it first had to be evaluated by a kia service center but they are refusing to pay for the towing. they do not want to provide a rental car and they told me it will be at least four days before they can evaluate the car. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123X85. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in HOMESTEAD, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10298850

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 03, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . we have a 2008 kia optima, with 12,000 miles.. the passenger side airbag indicator light malfunctions. while people are seated, it comes on, indicating the air bag is off; which means, in case of accident it will not deploy. it has done this recently on three separate occasions with three different medium to large adults. we have taken this to the local kia service twice and have been told each time, "you are not sitting correctly." they even supplied us with a "service bulletin" instructing employees how to respond when people report this concern... instructing the consumer how to "sit correctly." after, much conversation with the local kia dealership employees, everyone, the service manager, tech, and company manager agreed that we had a problem but they couldn't fix it. their reason was kia would not recognize it as a problem and would not cover it under the warranty. as a matter of fact, the manager reported to me that the kia rep was not pleased that the employees had used the word "problem" when referring to my situation. this is a major safety concern and it leaves me with a car, that when the light comes on, i have to stop and move the passenger to the back seat, as the airbag would not deploy in case of an accident. upon checking the internet, i have discovered pages of others reporting this same problem with the same inane instructions of "not being seated properly." if the kia's sensor is that sensitive, it needs to be fixed. we feel this needs to be addressed and that kia needs to admit the problem and fix it! *tr.Mileage was 11700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123785. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SALISBURY, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10307433

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Feb 08, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . indicator light for passenger seat air bag has irregular performance. can't depend on operation of passenger side air bag. have made 4 or 5 complaints with dealer and no resolution. looking at internet it appears this is a problem with various model years on the kia optima and other models within the kia family. would like to have resolution prior to having an accident with someone in the passenger seat and the air bag does not function..Mileage was 21 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10310383

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . front passenger side air bag does not always activate when an adult sits in the front passenger seat. the dashboard light indicates that the airbag is off. even with an adult weighing about 115 pounds occupies the seat. *tr.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in AKRON, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10318420

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 18, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl*the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact turned the ignition off and activated the opening of the rear trunk when suddenly the radio unit began to function for approximately five seconds. the engine was restarted and the gear shifter was placed into the "drive" position, while pressure was applied to the brake pedal, there was uncontrollable acceleration. the driver turned the ignition off and pulled over to the side of the road. after restarting the vehicle he was able to resume normal operation. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection where the technician was unable to locate the failure. the current and failure mileages were 6,835. .Mileage was 6835 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in LENOIR, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Review #10320315

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 28, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . head lights are not adjusted correctly,left light is low causing a dark spot on that side. this happens when low beam is used. right side shines out further,but it takes effect at the solid white line at the right side of road. i have had one close call i did not see the person till he got into the light of the right head light. *tr.Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in THURMONT, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10321315

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 19, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . i called kia roadside assistance when locked my keys in the truck of my 2008 kia optima accidently. when he used his instrument to open the driver's door, the anti-theft alarm sounded. he waited until it stopped and attempted to open the trunk with the release but it would not operate due to the car shuuting down. when i got in the vehicle and closed the door it locked again and i was not able to get out. i was literally trapped inside my car. there is no way to access the trunk from the inside. you can only fold the back seat down by using a release found only inside of the trunk. if i had been alone or the driver had left, i would have been trapped inside of my vehicle with no means of exit. the anti-theft devicce may protect the car from being stolen but it sure does nothing to protect the consumer. what would have happened if i had a baby inside with me or it was 100 degrees outside and i could not unlock the doors to get out? i contacted the dealership where i purchased the car and was promptly told that it was really my fault for locking my keys in the trunk in the first place. the also explained that the 'no access to the trunk from the inside' is to protect against thieves breaking into my car and entering the trunk through the backseat and steal something such as my suitcase. well, i think it would be easier to replace a suitcase than my life or the life of a child. needless to say, i definitely don't feel safe driving this car!.Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ZION, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10329885

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on May 07, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . i own a kia 2008 optima. every 3-5 days the passenger airbag sensors do not detect a person sitting in the passenger seat. i can drive for miles and have the person adjust their position and it still doesn't register. it seems to occur with people between 120-160 pounds. they are all over 5'5". i have contacted kia corporate case #[xxx] . because it happens every three to five days they won't do anything until the computer registers an error. the computer doesn't think anyone is there. it doesn't think there is an issue. they've basically told me when it happens to turn off the car and have the person get out of the car for 3 seconds and then try it again. this doesn't work well when you are picking hs kids up from school. you can't just stop your car in the middle of the street. i've done some research. it looks like kia has been aware of the problem since 2006. i believe it is a serious safety issue. if the system doesn't identify the person in the seat and there is a head on collision the airbag is not going to deploy. i have video and pictures of it recurring. kia will don't accept it as evidence. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10334030

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on May 21, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving with an occupant in the passenger┐s seat, the contact noticed the passenger┐s air bag indicator light was not illuminated, indicating the air bag was not on. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where the contact was informed there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. the contact was also informed that the vehicle must be started prior to having an occupant in the passenger┐s seat in order for the passenger air bag to function correctly. there were no repairs made to the vehicle. the failure and current mileages were 32,000. .Mileage was 32000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ROCK HILL, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10343692

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 14, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . 2008 kia optima stalls while in motion. vehicle will shut itself off. it is as if someone reaches over and turns the key off. it has happened with the car standing still and with the car in motion. stalling usually occurs within first few minutes of operation and with hot outdoor temperatures. first visit to kia resulted in replaced fuel tank (codes for bad roll over valve). problem went away for about a year then came back. car has been in the shop 4 times over the last month and a half. shop can't duplicate the problem, so therefore, can't fix the problem. the car is subject to shutting itself off at anytime with no warning, the last occurrence happened just before my wife was to merge onto a busy highway. apart from fuel tank, dealer has done nothing substantial to repair the issue (computer update, tightened loose wires). *tr.Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in MARYVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Steering

Kia Optima 2008 Steering Review #10349564

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 17, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated the steering wheel would intermittently lock and the entire instrument cluster would illuminate. the vehicle was shut off and when restarting it resumed normal operation. the contact stated she had experienced the failure over a dozen times. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer four different times but the dealer could not duplicate the failure. the manufacturer advised that without a proper diagnosis, they were unable to assist. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 34,500 and the current mileage was approximately 35,000. .Mileage was 34500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TALLAHASSEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10369016

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . i have a 2008 kia optima that i purchased brand new in 2007 i have noticed that when i have a passenger the airbag lights states that air bag is off this is scary are my passengers not being protected by the air bag. *tr.Mileage was 30000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SLOCOMB, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10371603

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC had a problem with AIR BAGS . the passenger side airbag malfunctions. it may or may not engage when one sits in the seat. after moving around; getting out of car and/or refastening seat belt it will most of the time engages. the size of the person, the movement of the car (or not), and sitting position do not appear to matter. one knows that the airbag is not employed properly because the light indicating the functioning of the passenger side airbag will read "off.".Mileage was 11900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123785. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SALISBURY, NC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10376944

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . when front seat passenger sits in the passenger seat of the 2008 kia optima, the airbag "off" indicator doesn't switch to on. i was told by dealer that the steps is that the car needs to be off, passenger sits, then turn the car on. this automatic feature is going to get someone killed . . . not turning on the passenger restraint. unless the car is off. true situation - my wife gets discharged from hospital from having a baby, i pull car around, get out, load items in the car. my wife gets in the car. half way home, we realize the front passenger airbag is "off." *tr.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ROCK HILL, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10379606

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 30, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . 2008 kia optima. passenger air bag light stays off even when 175 pound person is sitting in seat. taken car in 4 times to be fixed. kia says we are probably sitting in the seat wrong. finally they replace seat. still didnt solve problem. doesent matter what speed. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in LINCOLN, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Tires

Kia Optima 2008 Tires Review #10388308

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with TIRES . formal complaint against enterprise and bridgestone/firestone regarding improperly maintained and defective tire(s) on a 2008 kia optima rented from enterprise rent-a-car, september 2008 that resulted in catastrophic tire failure accident. *kb the consumer also stated injuries were sustained from the accident. called consumer to see if there was a police report and the number of injuries. *jb left consumer a voice-mail stating her complaint has been forwarded to the appropriate department. 05/10/11.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BAKER, LA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10392267

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 18, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . passenger airbag says off when passenger is sitting in the front seat. *tr.Mileage was 43239 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ROCK HILL, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility Review #10396939

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 18, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima ls. the contact stated that the horn was inoperable. the sun visors would not remain in the closed, upright position and the driver side child door lock would not unlatch. in addition, the safety lock for the trunk would detach and cause the trunk to occasionally fly open while driving. the contact stated that the vehicle would constantly break down and the dealer would not repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who sent her to a second dealer for the repairs. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 54,800..Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in IRVINGTON, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10396939

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 18, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima ls. the contact stated that the horn was inoperable. the sun visors would not remain in the closed, upright position and the driver side child door lock would not unlatch. in addition, the safety lock for the trunk would detach and cause the trunk to occasionally fly open while driving. the contact stated that the vehicle would constantly break down and the dealer would not repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who sent her to a second dealer for the repairs. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 54,800..Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in IRVINGTON, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Latches/locks/linkages

Kia Optima 2008 Latches/locks/linkages Review #10396939

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 18, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima ls. the contact stated that the horn was inoperable. the sun visors would not remain in the closed, upright position and the driver side child door lock would not unlatch. in addition, the safety lock for the trunk would detach and cause the trunk to occasionally fly open while driving. the contact stated that the vehicle would constantly break down and the dealer would not repair the vehicle. the manufacturer was contacted who sent her to a second dealer for the repairs. the failure mileage was 10,000 and the current mileage was 54,800..Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in IRVINGTON, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Fuel System, Gasoline

Kia Optima 2008 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10402392

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 13, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . when i fill my 2008 kia optima with gasoline, the pump shuts off but gas gushes out of the tank. my local dealer has claimed to fix the problem, but it still happens. the service dept. rarely answers their telephone so i can't even call them to get the problem handled. *tr.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123385. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in JUPITER, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10416529

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 10, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that when they try to stop the vehicle the engine revs up and it feels like the vehicle does not wanted to stop. the contact stated that if they take their foot off of the brake, it feels like the vehicle is going to accelerate. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and was told nothing was found wrong with the vehicle. the failure mileage was 34,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. .Mileage was 34000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAFE121885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CINNCINATTI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Review #10416730

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE . 2008 kia optima 4cyl automatic. i live in florida, hot all the time, use air almost all year. car will stall out while in motion within first few minutes while ac is on when i am slowing down to stop signs or when crossing intersections where i have to get across quickly then let off gas to make turn. car becomes hard to steer when engine cuts off, worse than a car without power steering, sometimes it feels like it wont make it through the intersection to the median safely. can start the car again, but it takes a few seconds to throw car into neutral, turn ignition, and put back into drive. as i said this happens a lot while going through the turn of intersection/ divided highway and those few seconds make the difference between a safely timed turn and a potential collision. problem occurs frequenlty for a week or two, then goes away for a while and comes back. once the engine has warmed up and has been moving for 5 minutes or so, it doesn't happen. took it to kia dealership since this vehicle has 45000 miles on it and is still under manufactures bumper to bumper warranty, dealership service department said they were aware of the issue with that generation of optimas and that it was only with the 4cyl motors, the v6's were fine. service department said at this time there is not a fix for it and would not replace any parts since they don't know which part(s) are causing the malfunction. was told to let my car warm up longer and to hope that kia/hyundai comes up with a recall on it soon. *kb.Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SPRING HILL, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Tires

Kia Optima 2008 Tires Review #10418318

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 09, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with TIRES . side wall blow out replaced tire no external cause. *tr.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in VA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Tires Review #10418322

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with TIRES . first of 2 sidewall blow outs no external cause. *tr.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in VIRGINIAA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Fuel System, Gasoline

Kia Optima 2008 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10441957

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Nov 07, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . when i fill my 2008 kia optima with gasoline, the pump shuts off but gas gushes out of the tank. *kb.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123785. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in PARMA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10442112

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 28, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . december 28, 2011, i noticed that my airbag light located on the dashboard continuously stays illuminated. i have taken it to the dealer to get it checked out. i was told that the airbag sensors are located in the driver/ passenger seats. the mechanic at kia dealer tried to fix the problem, but was unsuccessful. the service representative informed me that they would have to replace the sensors. i've viewed the complaints of people that own kia optima 2008. it states that these cars were recalled because of significant amount of defects. (i only have 43,000 miles) in addition, a week ago i've started hearing a ticking noise coming from the engine area when i accelerate going up in a roller coaster climbing position. thank you for your expeditious response. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10442112

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 28, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . december 28, 2011, i noticed that my airbag light located on the dashboard continuously stays illuminated. i have taken it to the dealer to get it checked out. i was told that the airbag sensors are located in the driver/ passenger seats. the mechanic at kia dealer tried to fix the problem, but was unsuccessful. the service representative informed me that they would have to replace the sensors. i've viewed the complaints of people that own kia optima 2008. it states that these cars were recalled because of significant amount of defects. (i only have 43,000 miles) in addition, a week ago i've started hearing a ticking noise coming from the engine area when i accelerate going up in a roller coaster climbing position. thank you for your expeditious response. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10442112

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 28, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . december 28, 2011, i noticed that my airbag light located on the dashboard continuously stays illuminated. i have taken it to the dealer to get it checked out. i was told that the airbag sensors are located in the driver/ passenger seats. the mechanic at kia dealer tried to fix the problem, but was unsuccessful. the service representative informed me that they would have to replace the sensors. i've viewed the complaints of people that own kia optima 2008. it states that these cars were recalled because of significant amount of defects. (i only have 43,000 miles) in addition, a week ago i've started hearing a ticking noise coming from the engine area when i accelerate going up in a roller coaster climbing position. thank you for your expeditious response. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DISTRICT HEIGHTS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Kia Optima 2008 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10443481

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 10, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact was driving 65 mph when the brake was applied and the abs system activated without warning. the failure caused the steering wheel to seize and the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. the driver of the second vehicle was injured. the contact also sustained injuries to the right wrist. the vehicle was towed by the contact's insurance company and a police report was filed (austin police department case number: 1200904053). the vehicle was destroyed. the failure and the current mileage was 100,000. .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2008 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10443998

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 21, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . my 2008 kia optima stalled, without warning, while driving approximately 35-40 mph on a busy highway near an exit. the car lost all power, including steering. the car ended up riding a guardrail and landed on top of it. the end result was, for me, a broken neck! there was absolutely no warning prior to this happening. i was on my way to pick my 3 year old son up from school. had he been in the car, this may have been catastrophic! my airbags did not deploy! this is unacceptable. the car is undergoing bodywork repairs and i am scared to death to step foot in this death trap ever again. calls to the kia dealer where i bought the car go unanswered, as they usually do. this is serious! if your optima has stalled while driving without warning please post a complaint. this needs to be a recall! *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 36000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in EASTON, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10449587

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the passenger side airbag sensor would not identify that a passenger was sitting in the vehicle, causing the airbag to indicate that the air bags were off. the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 10 and the current mileage was 36,000. .Mileage was 10 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ALBANY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10451990

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 26, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . summary: the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the passenger side airbag sensor would not identify that a passenger was sitting in the vehicle, causing the airbag to indicate that the air bags were off. complained to the dealer 4 times. the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any wrong.. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was first reported 30,000 now has 49,000. they should recall these kia. last time at the dealer was february, 2012. *tr.Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10458486

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 04, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. the air bags did not deploy. a police report was filed and a fatality was reported. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was unknown. updated 06/12/12*lj the consumer stated a recall came in the mail on april 12. 2012. prior to the accident, there was a loud noise coming from under the hood. updated 06/13/12.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2010. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PRIDE KIA . DEALER'S CITY: SAUGUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01906 .

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Review #10458486

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 04, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated while driving 70 mph the driver lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. the air bags did not deploy. a police report was filed and a fatality was reported. the vehicle was destroyed. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was unknown. updated 06/12/12*lj the consumer stated a recall came in the mail on april 12. 2012. prior to the accident, there was a loud noise coming from under the hood. updated 06/13/12.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 1 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SAUGUS, MA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on Feb 01, 2010. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PRIDE KIA . DEALER'S CITY: SAUGUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 01906 .

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10458902

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated the air bag warning light illuminated only when someone was sitting in the passenger seat. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated when the light was on it indicated that the air bag may not deploy in a crash or it may deploy without a crash occurring. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. the failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 75,000. updated 06/26/12 *bf a diagnostic revealer the oc passenger sensor mat was defective. the problem was corrected. however, three days later when a passenger sat in the seat, the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard again. the consumer returned to the repair shop again. the mechanic stated it seemed that if someone sat in the passenger seat, did a lot of moving around, or was slightly heavy in weight, it triggered the air bag light. the consumer stated the light is currently on. updated 06/27/12. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SUFFOLK, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 04, 2010. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: FAMILY MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-431-6635 . DEALER'S CITY: VIRGINIA BEACH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 23464 .

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Sensor/control Module

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Frontal Sensor/control Module Review #10458902

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 07, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated the air bag warning light illuminated only when someone was sitting in the passenger seat. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic who stated when the light was on it indicated that the air bag may not deploy in a crash or it may deploy without a crash occurring. the vehicle was not taken to a dealer for diagnostic testing. the failure mileage was 69,000 and the current mileage was 75,000. updated 06/26/12 *bf a diagnostic revealer the oc passenger sensor mat was defective. the problem was corrected. however, three days later when a passenger sat in the seat, the air bag light illuminated on the dashboard again. the consumer returned to the repair shop again. the mechanic stated it seemed that if someone sat in the passenger seat, did a lot of moving around, or was slightly heavy in weight, it triggered the air bag light. the consumer stated the light is currently on. updated 06/27/12. *jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 65000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SUFFOLK, VA. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 04, 2010. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: FAMILY MOTORS . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 757-431-6635 . DEALER'S CITY: VIRGINIA BEACH . DEALER'S STATE CODE: VA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 23464 .

Kia Optima 2008 Seat Belts

Kia Optima 2008 Seat Belts Review #10460853

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 02, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SEAT BELTS . we were hit in the passenger side and the entire side of the car was crushed and none of the air bags ever deployed and the passenger side seat belt did not lock. i had reported the fact that when someone was sitting in the passenger seat that the airbag light was not coming on to the car dealership that i purchased the car from but they just made excuses that the person sitting in the seat was not heavy enough even though they weighed over 150lbs. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BLOUNTSVIILLE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10460853

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 02, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . we were hit in the passenger side and the entire side of the car was crushed and none of the air bags ever deployed and the passenger side seat belt did not lock. i had reported the fact that when someone was sitting in the passenger seat that the airbag light was not coming on to the car dealership that i purchased the car from but they just made excuses that the person sitting in the seat was not heavy enough even though they weighed over 150lbs. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 80000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BLOUNTSVIILLE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10462688

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 22, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . after clockspring recall/ and repair the cars air bag signal now come on with a code of b1378 in which kia has told me that there is s high resistance dsab. i have been informed that this code is for a bad or faulty airbag. the car has never been in an accident and the airbag has never been deployed. *tt.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 79333 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in FORT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10463898

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2008.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . as the driver's side air bag assembly is under a recall, the passenger side system should also be investigated. about 10-15% of the time the passenger side air bag will indicate that it is off after an adult sits in the seat. this requires that the person will need to get out then back in, or the car needs to be shut off and restarted and that doesn't guarantee that the system will operate properly. last week the passenger side air bag off light has now been coming on while the car is in motion. it will appear for a few seconds, then go off, reappear then go off. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123985. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in STOCKTON, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Seat Belts

Kia Optima 2008 Seat Belts Review #10467019

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SEAT BELTS . the rear passenger seat belt was jammed. i pulled it a few times and it became unjammed and i fastened the safety belt around my 4 year old child. approximately 3-5 minutes later as i was driving i smelled smoke. i started checking the control panel and turned off the a/c and radio and rolled down the windows. the smoke stopped so i continued to drive about a mile and stopped the car in a parking lot. i was there approximately 4 minutes when i smelled smoke and turned my head to the rear of the vehicle towards my child. my child screamed for me the same moment i was turning my head and there were flames melting the plastic casing around the seat belt cover. the flames almost reached her head. i frantically got in the back seat and removed the safety belt and pulled her from the car to safety. the entire interior of the car was burned from the fire. there were no burn injuries due to the fact that i was stopped and able to remove myself and my child before the flames engulfed my car. *tr.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10467019

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the rear passenger seat belt was jammed. i pulled it a few times and it became unjammed and i fastened the safety belt around my 4 year old child. approximately 3-5 minutes later as i was driving i smelled smoke. i started checking the control panel and turned off the a/c and radio and rolled down the windows. the smoke stopped so i continued to drive about a mile and stopped the car in a parking lot. i was there approximately 4 minutes when i smelled smoke and turned my head to the rear of the vehicle towards my child. my child screamed for me the same moment i was turning my head and there were flames melting the plastic casing around the seat belt cover. the flames almost reached her head. i frantically got in the back seat and removed the safety belt and pulled her from the car to safety. the entire interior of the car was burned from the fire. there were no burn injuries due to the fact that i was stopped and able to remove myself and my child before the flames engulfed my car. *tr.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility Review #10467531

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY . the sun visor broke. this is a known problem with these vehicles. it will not stay up. i have tried many do-it-yourself fixes, but it continues to fall down, which interferes with visibility, especially in the dark. it is an accident waiting to happen. no matter how many times i push it back into position, it just falls down. it blocks the rear view mirror as well. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in NAZARETH, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10468859

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 24, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima ls. the contact was traveling 35 mph when the driver┐s side sun-visor failed to work properly. the vehicle was taken to a dealer. the dealer stated that the sun-visor needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was not contacted. the vehicle was repaired and the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 38,500 and the current mileage was 38,520. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38500 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BLAINE, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10472630

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 23, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving approximately 25 mph, the air bag inadvertently deployed with substantial force and struck the contact in the face. the impact of the air bag deployment knocked the contact unconscious for several minutes, which resulted in the vehicle crashing into an unoccupied parked vehicle. the contact sustained injuries to the head, neck and shoulder. the vehicle was completely destroyed and towed to an authorized dealer. a police report was filed of the incident. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 43,040. updated08-30-12 *bf updated 09/07/2012 *js.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43040 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123985. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DUBUQUE, IA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10475125

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . after 50,000+ miles on our 2008 kia optima the passenger "air bag" light would come on (meaning the air bag was automatically turned off by the car's computer system) while driving with a passenger in the front seat. it would intermittently happen...sometimes it would and sometimes it wouldn't. we had it checked by a dealer and even though they saw the problem (passenger sitting in front seat and air bag was "off") it did not register a code in the car's computer system. this was reported to kia by the dealer but as of this date (09/11/12) kia has refused to repair the issue under warranty because it did not register a code. this poses a safety risk to passengers in the event of an accident. failure to repair this issue could result in serious injury and even death. kia has had this problem in other models and has even issued recalls but at this point has refused to fix our vehicle under the warrant contract we received when buying this car new in 2008. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 59800 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SALEM, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10477999

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 04, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . the drivers side sunvisor broke this time, drops down into line of sight. the passenger side sunvisor broke over two years ago, was finally replaced last christmas. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 76000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in AMHERST, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10490148

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Dec 16, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . my car was hit in the side by another car going approx.40 mph. none of the airbags deployed. this model had a recall on the airbags 6 months previous. we took it in,they said a sensor needed to be replaced. they gave us a paper saying it was repaired and returned our car to us. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10499847

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE . my 17 year old daughter was driving my 2008 kia optima when she noticed a loud clattering noise coming from under hood. she pulled over at a gas station. a gentleman there checked the oil and said that it was low, he added 2 quarts, i change the oil in this vehicle personally and know that it doesn't use any oil. she drove home 3 miles with the engine still clattering. i checked the oil and the stick showed 1 quart low. i immediately drained the oil and put on a new filter and poured 4.5 quarts in the engine. i started up the car, it clattered and ran in the driveway for 10 minutes and the engine locked up. the kia roadside picked up the car and towed it to the dealer. he informed me that the engine was 2 quarts low on oil. there was no oil leaking from the car, where did the oil go??? the dealer says that i need to come up with receipts before they will honor the warranty. if my daughter would have been driving the car when the motor locked up, she would have not been able to control it with all power gone. i have read many cases just like this one. someone will get seriously hurt from this kind of engine failure. will kia step up and recognize that maybe the oil control valve is the weak link. my dealer said that was what sent the code to the computer and over-retarded the timing. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 54000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CONOVER, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10521781

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 09, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . while traveling at the posted speed limit of 55 mph a deer ran into the side of my 2008 kia optima which is equipped with side air bags in which the drivers side door was pushed in on the driver and the drivers side widow was destroyed inflicting cuts on the driver and with the entire drivers side of the vehicle received extensive damage including the hood of the vehicle. the side air bags never deployed to ensure the safety of the driver even with the severity of the impact of which kia national headquarters was contacted and the explanation was that the vehicle was not moving sideways at impact and this is why the air bags did not deploy! this is not a valid excuse to me or i would think an consumer purchasing this vehicle with the assumption that they have side air bag protection! *tr.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 689000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in KEWAUNEE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body Review #10521781

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 09, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . while traveling at the posted speed limit of 55 mph a deer ran into the side of my 2008 kia optima which is equipped with side air bags in which the drivers side door was pushed in on the driver and the drivers side widow was destroyed inflicting cuts on the driver and with the entire drivers side of the vehicle received extensive damage including the hood of the vehicle. the side air bags never deployed to ensure the safety of the driver even with the severity of the impact of which kia national headquarters was contacted and the explanation was that the vehicle was not moving sideways at impact and this is why the air bags did not deploy! this is not a valid excuse to me or i would think an consumer purchasing this vehicle with the assumption that they have side air bag protection! *tr.1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 689000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in KEWAUNEE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10523036

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the driver and passenger's side sun visors failed and could not be adjusted to shield upward or downward. the sun visor fell touching the driver's head. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the sun visor was not replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 128,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 128000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in PARATTVILLE, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10523357

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . driver side visor would not go back up flush to the interior ceiling. i hit my head on it constantly getting in and out of the vehicle. i took the car to the dealer and they said it would cost $143 plus labor which i cannot afford. he advised maybe i could find a cheaper one on the internet. going on the internet is when i discovered that this is a defective part that kia will not fix! naturally my warranty expired 6-2-2013. i have been driving with it all the way down so i only have half my visibility and need to lean forward and scrunch down to see signs and street signal lights. also, if i have the dealer order one will it do the same thing again? *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in OLYMPIA, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Seats

Kia Optima 2008 Seats Review #10525133

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 12, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SEATS . reference: defective driver's seat this letter is in reference to a faulty seat in the 2008 kia optima ex, one i currently own. i am bringing this matter to your attention because of the danger this represents to drivers of kia vehicles that have electric adjustable seats. my wife and i were very fortunate we were not involved in a traffic fatality due to this. recently, while traveling, the driver's seat retracted to its full-upright, full-forward position. in this position, the headrest forced my wifeÔ┐┐s head down into the steering wheel and up against it. she was able to stop the car safely. the only way to drive the car was to remove the headrest, which allowed enough room between the steering wheel and the body to steer the car. i contacted casey kia while stopped to ask what could be done to release the seat. i was told to remove the seatÔ┐┐s fuse from the inside cabin fuse panel, which should disengage it; this did not work, and we were forced to drive three hours to the nearest repair shop. there is no manual override mechanism in the 2008 kia optima ex to unlock a seat when the electric seat adjustment mechanism fails. this is the second time there have been problems with the driver-side seat. the first driverÔ┐┐s seat was replaced because of a faulty seat-heater while under the original warranty. the replacement seat when installed in the car because the adjustment knob was loose and never secure. three issues are paramount, the safety for kia drivers, the fact there is no manual override for electric seats, and no warranty for replacement seats on such occasions, the first here being of most importance. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WILLIAMSBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10532132

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 02, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . this report is similar to reports 10523036 and 10523357 in this database. passenger side visor failed approximately 1.5 years into the operation of the vehicle: it will not retract into the full flush position with the car roof, obscuring driver visibility to the right. driver side visor failed a short four months later (1.8 years), and hangs low directly in the forward view of the driver, at an angle in excess of 45 degrees, severely impeding forward visibility. the driver is tall, and the driver's head comes into contact with the visor while entering/exiting the vehicle. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Review #10533713

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 02, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who detected that the brake light would not illuminate upon depressing the brake pedal. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign id number 13v114000 however, the vin was not included in the recall. the manufacturer was notified of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 38,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124385. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in KINGSTON, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10534028

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 07, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated while driving various speeds and idling, the vehicle made a loud puffing sound. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and was not repaired but diagnosed as a resignator failure. the manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. the approximate failure mileage was 50,000 and the current mileage was 66,800. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ST. AUGUSTINE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10550498

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 30, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated while traveling approximately 35 mph, smoke emitted from under the hood and the vehicle stalled. the contact also mentioned that the vehicle failed to restart. the failure was not diagnosed nor was the vehicle repaired. the manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. the failure mileage was 96,000. .Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 96000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in MILWAUKE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10552800

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . air bag warning light came on and stayed on. fuses are good. kia dealer wants 95$ to locate problem and much more to fix whatever may be wrong. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123385. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CLARKSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10560158

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 26, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . my drivers side sun visor began failing it wouldn't stay up any longer then the insides finally snapped breaking the plastic inside. now the passenger side is doing the same. it obstructs field of vision and does not provide adequate blockage of sun when needed. kia is aware of the problem as they have created a fixed visor with improved mechanical parts inside. the new visor ranges any where from 140.00 to 200.00 dollars plus a fee for installing if not capable of doing this yourself. i have researched this on the internet and see there are several complaints for this issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ALTURAS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other Review #10560769

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . there is currently a recall on the same year make and model of my car, yet my car is not cover. i was told that my car was not included because it was manufactured in a different area. however i am having the same issue that is caused by the recall on the part that is currently out. i wanted to file a formal complaint because the cost to have this part fixed not affordable for me at this moment and i feel it is unjust that i have to pay the out of pocket expenses seeing that there is a known problem regarding this part and this issue with this make and model car. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 123000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ATLANTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10562369

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . engine started making a clicking sound when the car was accelerating. took my car in to kia and found out that one of the rods in the short engine block was failing. my engine only has 86464 miles on it and its an 2008. bought the car with 69000 miles on it, only had the car for 7 months before the engine began to fail. i took this problem up with the dealership and kia headquarters. was told they would not honor the 100,000 mile warranty because the car was not certified. i was not offered a warranty/ did not obtain an extended warranty, was not disclosed to that the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty did not extend to the next owner, nor was i told that they could not certify it. was not offered a car fax, buyers guide or told about any type of warranty information. kia dealerships do not certify cars after 60,000 miles even though there is still 40,000 miles on the original warranty. there way of getting around having to honor the original warranty and offer this to the next owner(s). very angry with kia, they are deceitful, liars, and do not stand behind their product. they should not be able to sell any cars with out the original warranty being offered! with a history of there engines failing and having major mechanical problems i find it very disgraceful how they operate and enforce policy. if my engine actually fails while i am driving, i could easily get into a major accident and be critically injured. i drive a major freeway every single day, and to me this is very dangerous. if my engine failed and stalled going 70 miles an hour, i could easily be killed or get into a major accident. please recall 2008 optimas or complain to kia regarding there policy. they should have to offer and stand behind the original warranty or be required to disclose there policy to customers up front. commercials and parking lot advertise per owned certified cars and 100000 warranty. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86464 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WOODBURN, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2008 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10562369

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . engine started making a clicking sound when the car was accelerating. took my car in to kia and found out that one of the rods in the short engine block was failing. my engine only has 86464 miles on it and its an 2008. bought the car with 69000 miles on it, only had the car for 7 months before the engine began to fail. i took this problem up with the dealership and kia headquarters. was told they would not honor the 100,000 mile warranty because the car was not certified. i was not offered a warranty/ did not obtain an extended warranty, was not disclosed to that the 10 year 100,000 mile warranty did not extend to the next owner, nor was i told that they could not certify it. was not offered a car fax, buyers guide or told about any type of warranty information. kia dealerships do not certify cars after 60,000 miles even though there is still 40,000 miles on the original warranty. there way of getting around having to honor the original warranty and offer this to the next owner(s). very angry with kia, they are deceitful, liars, and do not stand behind their product. they should not be able to sell any cars with out the original warranty being offered! with a history of there engines failing and having major mechanical problems i find it very disgraceful how they operate and enforce policy. if my engine actually fails while i am driving, i could easily get into a major accident and be critically injured. i drive a major freeway every single day, and to me this is very dangerous. if my engine failed and stalled going 70 miles an hour, i could easily be killed or get into a major accident. please recall 2008 optimas or complain to kia regarding there policy. they should have to offer and stand behind the original warranty or be required to disclose there policy to customers up front. commercials and parking lot advertise per owned certified cars and 100000 warranty. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 86464 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WOODBURN, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10574305

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 23, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . the kia 2008 optima's had a recall on their air bags. we took the car to kia to have the clock spring replaced. a short time after we got the car back i was driving to an appt. when my air bag deployed on it's own. this caused me to crash into a parked van, totaling both vehicles. i was taken to the hosp. by ambulance. the police officer came to give back my cards and papers he needed for the report. i was not charged he said because of the recall on our car, it was not my fault. we informed kia of what happened. they said they needed the blackbox info, but they never checked it out. kia kept ignoring our calls and emails. they said they needed a special team to look at the black box, but they kept telling us the team wasn't together and it would take time for them to get together. when my 2008 kia optima got towed to a ford dealership garage my brother went to get pictures of the damage and to retrieve my belongings. 3 mechanics stood by my brother watching and asking what happened. 2 of the workers said the clock spring didn't look how it should have if my air bag went off. they said either the clock spring was a faulty one that kia replaced or that the mechanic did not replace it right. a guy named [xxx] at kia that we talked to wanted me to make a 63,000.00 settlement. i said no because i didn't know how bad my injuries would get. telling [xxx] this, is when he started to ignore me and my insurance comp. calls. i went a year before a doctor (150 miles away) removed a herniated disk in my back because of the accident (it took that long because they tried everything else before they would do surgery). my back is better but my shoulder isn't. doctor's in my city want me to go 150 miles away to see a doctor there and that is hard to schedule and keep going there. today 3/23/2014 kia will not do a settlement or talk to us. car was under warranty still. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123985. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DUBUQUE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 23 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Seats

Kia Optima 2008 Seats Review #10578982

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 18, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SEATS . the air bag light came on in dash. the car dealer said it came from the passenger side seat and that the air bag is defective and will not deploy in a crash. he said that it would be $1600.00 to $1700.00 to fix if i wanted it fixed. my wife just pulled into her mother's driveway when the light came on and it will not go out and right now is scared that the bag will go off with her mother who is 92 in the seat. i think the price is steep and if anyone should pay to have it fixed that it should be kia to fix it. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SUSQUEHANNA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10578982

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 18, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with AIR BAGS . the air bag light came on in dash. the car dealer said it came from the passenger side seat and that the air bag is defective and will not deploy in a crash. he said that it would be $1600.00 to $1700.00 to fix if i wanted it fixed. my wife just pulled into her mother's driveway when the light came on and it will not go out and right now is scared that the bag will go off with her mother who is 92 in the seat. i think the price is steep and if anyone should pay to have it fixed that it should be kia to fix it. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SUSQUEHANNA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10583805

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2009.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . passenger air bag light comes on and reads, air bag off and stays o with an adult passenger in front seat. this is an intermittent problem which has been in different dealerships a number of times (ten) and has never been resolved. kia said that they are not interested in making repairs because of the age and mileage on the vehicle. the light was on at one time when at the dealership and a diagnosis was performed. i was told that there was no problem found. the problem with this statement is that if the light is on and there a person in the seat, and an accident was to take place, the air bag would not deploy. i feel that this a real safety problem, one that should be address by kia and repaired or replace the vehicle because of the danger to the passenger in the front seat. i know i could just trade the vehicle in to get rid of my problem, but that will not solve the problem with the vehicle and the next owner will have the same safety issue. this condition can happen at any speed both or residential and expressways, it stays on until i turn the ignition off and stop the car. how do i know, if this system is ever working properly? ..updated 04-16-14 *bf.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6492 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123285. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CROSSVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2008 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Power Train

Kia Optima 2008 Power Train Review #10606605

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 05, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with POWER TRAIN . my 2008 kia optima was a good car wiith no problems at all so when my car cut off on i 95 during rush hr. i was scared to death. as i was entering the ramp for i-95 my check engine light came on . i had a clickin noise in engine but within less then 2 min. as i merged into traffic my engine shut off and would not turn back on. after getting it towed to dealer ,everyone including dealer thought it was the starter or alternator because oil was fine and nothin was wrong.. the dealer said he couldnt find anything that should have caused engine to lock . he also was confused.still to this day no body can tell me why this happened. i could have been killed or seriously injured on the highway.now my only option is to buy a engine when my old one should have still had a lot more miles left. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 171001 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAG1232851. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10606605

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Apr 05, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . my 2008 kia optima was a good car wiith no problems at all so when my car cut off on i 95 during rush hr. i was scared to death. as i was entering the ramp for i-95 my check engine light came on . i had a clickin noise in engine but within less then 2 min. as i merged into traffic my engine shut off and would not turn back on. after getting it towed to dealer ,everyone including dealer thought it was the starter or alternator because oil was fine and nothin was wrong.. the dealer said he couldnt find anything that should have caused engine to lock . he also was confused.still to this day no body can tell me why this happened. i could have been killed or seriously injured on the highway.now my only option is to buy a engine when my old one should have still had a lot more miles left. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 171001 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAG1232851. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10607824

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 20, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . driver on opposite side if road crossed center lane and crashed into the drivers side of my car, damaging the entire drivers side from the headlights to the taillights. it is within $1000 of being totaled, but the low mileage is what saved us by bringing the value up. the driver was going approximately 25-30mph when her car struck mine and she did not apply the brakes at all. she hit my car and the car behind me as well. my side airbags did not deploy during the impact, as i feel they should have. there were no other passengers in the car, and there have not been any issues with the air bag system that i am aware of..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 39700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WOONSOCKET, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10610550

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . 2008 kia optima. i had been driving around town for about 20 minutes. it was 93 degrees outside air was running. came to a stop at red light and the engine shut off the radio still worked the check engine light. and the other lights that come on when you start the car. there was no warning to this the before it happened. i put my car back in park and turned the ignition off and then tried to start it up. it started and didn't have any problems for the rest of the day. happened before noon drove until 430 off and on and it was fine. has 78000 miles on it. when i turned it back on the check engine light did not come back on so when i went to auto zone to check it no alerts cam up but they said it was strange and the light should have stayed on. have read many similar problems. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 78000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123475. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in DALTON, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10617702

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 30, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl * the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the air bag warning indicator illuminated. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing, but was not repaired. the vin was excluded in nhtsa campaign number: 12v014000 (air bags). the manufacturer was not notified. the failure mileage was 95,085..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 95085 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123885. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in NORRISTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other Review #10620787

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . my husband and daughter were involved in an accident where they struck a tree. the car was totaled and their was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. the impact was more on the passenger front of vehicle. my daughter was the passenger and she is full grown so she should of been detected in the seat. the driver side airbag did deploy the passenger side did not. i am very grateful that she did not suffer serious injuries (just lacerations from seatbelt). i notified kia motors and was given a case number. somebody did follow up with me and asked that i send photos and told me someone else would be calling. i sent the photos. i did receive the second call from kia and was told that the engineers incharge of the airbags would be on vacation for a couple of weeks and as soon as they came back and examined the photos, i would receive a call back. that was five weeks ago. no follow-up as of today aug. 6, 2014. i was also told they do not have any other complaints. i told them they should go on safercar.gov and start reading. i do hope that this car gets recalled. my husband and daughter were very fortunate with no serious injuries, but someone may not be as lucky next time..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51887 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WEST HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2008 Structure Body Review #10620787

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . my husband and daughter were involved in an accident where they struck a tree. the car was totaled and their was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. the impact was more on the passenger front of vehicle. my daughter was the passenger and she is full grown so she should of been detected in the seat. the driver side airbag did deploy the passenger side did not. i am very grateful that she did not suffer serious injuries (just lacerations from seatbelt). i notified kia motors and was given a case number. somebody did follow up with me and asked that i send photos and told me someone else would be calling. i sent the photos. i did receive the second call from kia and was told that the engineers incharge of the airbags would be on vacation for a couple of weeks and as soon as they came back and examined the photos, i would receive a call back. that was five weeks ago. no follow-up as of today aug. 6, 2014. i was also told they do not have any other complaints. i told them they should go on safercar.gov and start reading. i do hope that this car gets recalled. my husband and daughter were very fortunate with no serious injuries, but someone may not be as lucky next time..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51887 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WEST HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10620787

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on June 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with AIR BAGS . my husband and daughter were involved in an accident where they struck a tree. the car was totaled and their was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle. the impact was more on the passenger front of vehicle. my daughter was the passenger and she is full grown so she should of been detected in the seat. the driver side airbag did deploy the passenger side did not. i am very grateful that she did not suffer serious injuries (just lacerations from seatbelt). i notified kia motors and was given a case number. somebody did follow up with me and asked that i send photos and told me someone else would be calling. i sent the photos. i did receive the second call from kia and was told that the engineers incharge of the airbags would be on vacation for a couple of weeks and as soon as they came back and examined the photos, i would receive a call back. that was five weeks ago. no follow-up as of today aug. 6, 2014. i was also told they do not have any other complaints. i told them they should go on safercar.gov and start reading. i do hope that this car gets recalled. my husband and daughter were very fortunate with no serious injuries, but someone may not be as lucky next time..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51887 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123185. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WEST HAVEN, CT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Air Bags Review #10633437

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Aug 28, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with AIR BAGS . i noticed that there was a recal for 05 thru 08 on the clock spring in the front airbag. my airbag light came on and i guess mine is not covered. i took it in and they said mine was not covered under the recall but it was the same problem. why if this is the same problem isnt it covered. i guess there needs to be an injury or death before its covered..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 64000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123085. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in SPOKANE VALLEY, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Engine

Kia Optima 2008 Engine Review #10638668

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle immediately restarted and resumed normal operation. the failure occurred numerous times. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CHINO HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10638668

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. while driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle immediately restarted and resumed normal operation. the failure occurred numerous times. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but the cause of the failure could not be diagnosed. the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in CHINO HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility Review #10639209

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 15, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VISIBILITY . tl* the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the sun visors on the front passenger and driver side failed to remain closed. the contact discovered that both sun visors were fractured. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vin was unavailable. the failure mileage was 56,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 56000 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in HUDSON FALLS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2008 Electrical System Review #10649351

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 22, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . today, the key would not turn in my 2008 kia, i had to have it towed to my home. this is a recurring issue and but usually i can turn the steering wheel or move around the gearshift to solve the problem. although today my key will not turn and i can move the steering wheel around and push the gearshift over and it does nothing. i called kia and they said i would have to come in to get a diagnostic test for $107 , although i told them it sems to be the key ignition. i feel this is a safety issue which i am shocked there has not been a recall for it and also my car will completely shut off at random times when i start to drive and turn a corner .i also feel this is a safety issue. i have read many complaints online about the same issues. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ST CLAIR SHORES, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2008 Unknown Or Other Review #10649351

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 22, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . today, the key would not turn in my 2008 kia, i had to have it towed to my home. this is a recurring issue and but usually i can turn the steering wheel or move around the gearshift to solve the problem. although today my key will not turn and i can move the steering wheel around and push the gearshift over and it does nothing. i called kia and they said i would have to come in to get a diagnostic test for $107 , although i told them it sems to be the key ignition. i feel this is a safety issue which i am shocked there has not been a recall for it and also my car will completely shut off at random times when i start to drive and turn a corner .i also feel this is a safety issue. i have read many complaints online about the same issues. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 61000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123485. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in ST CLAIR SHORES, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Steering

Kia Optima 2008 Steering Review #10650038

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Oct 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . this is the 3rd to 4th time the car loosing power steering after driving thru a puddle at a low speed. we have taken this to our local mechanic two times with really no known cause. mechanic replaced the belt but apparently this did not resolve this issue..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 114000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123X85. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in TIFFIN, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2008 Exterior Lighting Review #10651979

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . i took my car in on 4 sep 2014 i got this car in good faith from dick edwards i have had my car back at least 3 time already and i will be taking it back on november 3, 2014 where my light have been flashing and my light is out again. my gas pedal when i am going about 40 or 50 and i have to get out of the way of other cars and it's like i haven't done anything. i don't even want to drive my car i don't every no when my lights are going to go out. i have had to come out on my job because of breast cancer. and the money that had was was my 2000 cadillac deviled wich the only gave me 1500 wish i found out they should have given me more wish my warranty run out in lest then 90 days. i was unable to get another warranty so what do i do i need a car to get back and forth to the doctor. i need some help. so please don't let me down..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 69818 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE124685. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in JUNCTION, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2008 Visibility/wiper Review #10652204

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on July 03, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . message: i have a 2008 kia optima that after a search of the internet that kia motor company has an issue with their sun visors on the car that i have. i have taken it back to the dealer but they said there is no recall for this type of safety issue. i send you this email so you can be made aware of the safety issues involved with the blocked vision of of a driver when this incident occurs while driving down the road. it is very scary when you get the visor back up and see you are headed into on coming traffic. i would like to thank you for your time and any assistance to kia owners who have this problem. if they replace the visor at the dealer they just put another defective visor on and charge you $180.00. we need a fix. thanks..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 45405 miles. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in WALKERTOWN, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2008 Power Train

Kia Optima 2008 Power Train Review #10673104

KIA OPTIMA 2008 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2015.KIA OPTIMA 2008, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with POWER TRAIN . tl-the contact owns a 2008 kia optima. the contact stated that the gear lever was difficult to shift out of park. the contact mentioned that excessive force was required when shifting out or into the park position. the contact mentioned that when the failure occurred the key remained stuck in the ignition switch. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the failure recurred on numerous occasions. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 70,000. djr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGE123585. Kia Optima 2008 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


Kia Optima 2008 Systems


Air Bags 23 Review(s)

Air Bags Frontal 9 Review(s)

Air Bags Frontal Sensor/control Module 1 Review(s)

Electrical System 6 Review(s)

Engine 8 Review(s)

Engine And Engine Cooling 4 Review(s)

Engine And Engine Cooling Engine 1 Review(s)

Exterior Lighting 4 Review(s)

Exterior Lighting Headlights 1 Review(s)

Fuel System, Gasoline 2 Review(s)

Latches/locks/linkages 1 Review(s)

Power Train 2 Review(s)

Seat Belts 2 Review(s)

Seats 2 Review(s)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic 2 Review(s)

Steering 2 Review(s)

Structure Body 2 Review(s)

Structure Body Door 1 Review(s)

Suspension 1 Review(s)

Tires 3 Review(s)

Unknown Or Other 3 Review(s)

Vehicle Speed Control 4 Review(s)

Visibility 3 Review(s)

Visibility/wiper 7 Review(s)

Visibility Glass, Side/rear 1 Review(s)



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Kia Optima 2008 Reports


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Dear Sir,

i bought i car from USA Optima 2011

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and it has salvage report(Flood),

Kindly, what is the possible damages in it.

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