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Kia Optima 2011 Seat Belts

Kia Optima 2011 Seat Belts Review #10384800

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 15, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SEAT BELTS . purchased a new 2011 vehicle, when we purchased the vehicle i went to the parts dept. and ask that the order some seat belt extenders for me. the manager said he would after 5 weeks i called the parts dept. he told me they have not come in yet. another week goes by then i get a call from the regional parts manager stating they did not offer them. period no and if or buts no. in your fmvss 209 require manufactures to provide longer belts or seat belt extenders to accommodate extremely large people. i was 480 lbs down to 360 but i still need some. i even asked the dealer to see if they would reimburse me. sense i am on ssi. they refused but they did tell me where to go to find them. seat belt extenders, the part that the shoulder belt snaps in to that goes in the latch, i am a large man and have extreme pain in shoulders and arms. with burcides and authorities, dealer refuses to supply extenders, its funny every other vehicle dealers carry them. their lines offer them planes offer extenders. kia dose not and refused to help consumers with disabilities. the parts manager even said when he worked for mercedes the carried 6 inch 8 inch and 12 inch. extenders. i do not have the 40.00 each i need two passangerside drivers side. nothing for the back seat i can?t fit there... the person that i have been talking to is [xxx]consumer s affairs analyst southern reagion. kia motors kais case # [xxx] her direct no is 1-800-225-3193 extension or option 4. any help would be greatly appreciated... i need a 8 inch. parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr .Mileage was 25 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A76B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in ROWLETT, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10384874

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 27, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . since the day the car was driven off the lot, on the expressway, it pulled to the left. brought it to the dealer, and an alignment was performed. dealer declared that it was fixed. on the drive home, the pull to the left persisted as it had done previously. returned the car to the same service dealer. another alignment was performed. i specifically requested that the dealer perform a thorough test drive to ensure that the issue was repaired. the general manager promised this would happen, and also promised that the service manager would ride along with me upon picking up the car to ensure that the problem was fixed. when i went to pick up the car, the service manager had left for the day, and when i drove home, it was still pulling left. returned the car to service. upon calling the service dept. to see if they had found a problem, the service manager declared that they had found a bad tire, and had swapped it to the back of the car. i had to argue with the manager that i did not want a bad tire left on my car. he finally conceded, and said he would take a new wheel and tire of a new car and swap it with the bad one. drove the car home. seemed a little better, but still was pulling left, and just felt unsettled, with very poor on center feel. contacted kia consumer relations. they sent out 2 engineers who validated the handling problems. replaced left strut, tightened rear suspension, talked about software upgrades to the electronic assist power steering, but not sure exactly what they did to it. drove the car home. car performed better than it ever had, but now the steering wheel is cocked left, and the more i drive it, the more it pulls left again, and is reverting to the very poor on center feel. consumer relations is starting to get irritated with my continuing phone calls. the car has been in to the shop 4 times for the same problem and it is still not fixed. i feel i deserve compensation under the lemon law. *tr.Mileage was 74 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GRAND BLANC, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10387028

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . car pulls to left 100% of the time. car has been inspected by kia service and meets all factory specs. this appears to be a design flaw. kia requires all 2011 optima's to be realigned prior to being sold. customer service rep. said that one of her tec. reps. drives a 2011 optima and it also pulls left..Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A73B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2011 Unknown Or Other Review #10387028

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . car pulls to left 100% of the time. car has been inspected by kia service and meets all factory specs. this appears to be a design flaw. kia requires all 2011 optima's to be realigned prior to being sold. customer service rep. said that one of her tec. reps. drives a 2011 optima and it also pulls left..Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A73B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PAWLEYS ISLAND, SC. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10386363

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . purchased a new 2011 kia optima sx with premium touring package. the car has pulled to the left since i bought it. seems to be more noticeable the faster you go. at highway speeds on a straight road i will be in the next lane in a second or two upon letting go of the steering regardless of which side of the road crown i am on. i also noticed the steering wheel does shift left during this and is off center. *tr.Mileage was 10 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A69B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in EVERETT, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10386636

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 25, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . it's happening on my brand new 2011 kia optima. i drive an hour to work both ways, so any problem with a vehicle can easily present itself. on my first day of work, i realized the car pulled left. i thought it could have been in my head or simply the crown of the road. after a few days of ignorantly thinking it was just me, i noticed that when i let go of the steering wheel, it holds slightly left. thus, the car pulls left. it does this about 85 percent of the time. i took it into the dealership and waited three hours. they adjusted the alignment and rotated the tires but to no avail. the car still pulled left. i took it in five days later. they gave me a loaner car for two days while they tried to figure out the problem. they call me and said it was fixed because they readjusted the steering wheel and replaced a tire (and realigned it again). i go and pick it up, take it on the highway, and the problem still exists. i take it back to the dealer and their head technician rides with me because they thought i was crazy (they never took it on the highway). he sees the problem and couldn't believe the car pulled like that. he said something was definitely wrong. the service manager then tells me to take the car home for the weekend and we'd set something up. i refused to drive it unless it was fixed so i am still with the loaner car five days later. i am still waiting to hear back. i've almost been in one wreck already because of the heavy left pull. it's extremely dangerous considering the types of roads i must drive on everyday. *tr.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in ST. CHARLES, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10390605

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 11, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . upon driving home from taking delivery of my new 2011 kia optima on 2/11/11, my husband i noticed that the vehicle pulls to the left substantially. if you loosen the grip of the wheel the car immediately pulls to the left. i have had the vehicle in for service on 2/18, 3/5 and 3/14. each time i have received the car back from the dealer, they indicate that it is within kia specs and is ┐tracking┐ straight. i picked the vehicle up last night and the vehicle is still pulling to the left. *tr.Mileage was 68 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A7XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CLARKSTON, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes, Hydraulic

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes, Hydraulic Review #10393812

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 26, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC . tl*the contact owns 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked on an incline when it rolled backwards. the manufacturer stated that the manual brake should always be applied in a manual vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the vehicle was operating normally. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 500 and the current mileage was 626. .Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A75B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in KANSAS CITY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10397675

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 11, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . on 4/11/11, we were driving to work and had gone four miles from our house, when we thought we had hit a deer! the car made a very loud sound and lurched violently, at highway speed, frightening us both. the lurching was so violent that it may well have caused other damage. we were extremely fortunate not to have crashed. we then found that the car would not shift gear. the transmission had gone out of our 2011 kia optima ex. we bought the kia new at o┐brien auto park in champaign, illinois, on 1/8/11. the car had 3600 miles on it at the time of the catastrophic failure. this was our first kia purchase, and we are very disappointed. needless to say, we were shocked by this dangerous occurrence! we very easily could have had tragic consequences for us and our fellow commuters. we are no longer confident in this vehicle. we find this totally unsatisfactory and asked kia to replace our vehicle with an identical one. kia refused, basically saying ┐we don┐t own it anymore┐. they did replace the transmission. .Mileage was 3600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A70B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SIDNEY, IL. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10396858

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 26, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . 2011 kia optima pulls to left all the time. i have had it back to the dealer four times and they state nothing is wrong and it is within alignment specs. the car will change lanes if you let go of the steering wheel. you have to hold tension on the steering wheel so that it will stay straight. this is the worst car i have ever driven on the highway. i drive 50 miles one way to work and by the time i get to work my arm hurts. this car is a danger on the highway and the dealer told me they are not authorized to do anything more for me. i sure hope this gets looked into before someone gets hurt or dies because of this. if someone would let go of the steering wheel for a second the car could cross over into on coming traffic. *tr.Mileage was 61 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WEST MIFFLIN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10398938

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 08, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . when i bought the 2011 kia optima ex i went around the block and came back to the kia dealer because the vehicle was pulling to the left. the dealer technician looked at it and i left. i came back a week later for the same issue so dealer did a wheel alignment that did not resolve the issue. i contacted kia directly and they sent a district manager to look at it. later on kia sent a district technician to look at it and re-do the wheel alignment. the vehicle is still pulling to the left and it is very dangerous. i understood by other kia dealers that it is an issue with a lot of 2011 kia optima's. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 81 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A77B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CATHARPIN, VA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10399118

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 02, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . i am also having the left pull issue with my 2011 kia optima. i alerted the dealer as soon as it left the lot and took the car in for service on 5/2/11. spoke with the service tech today (5/4) and he said that all of the alignment specs were within factory standards but the car is still pulling left. currently awaiting guidance from kia's corporate engineers. this presents a clear danger as the car will switch lanes unless constant pressure is put on the steering wheel. *tr.Mileage was 325 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CATONSVILLE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10399118

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 02, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . i am also having the left pull issue with my 2011 kia optima. i alerted the dealer as soon as it left the lot and took the car in for service on 5/2/11. spoke with the service tech today (5/4) and he said that all of the alignment specs were within factory standards but the car is still pulling left. currently awaiting guidance from kia's corporate engineers. this presents a clear danger as the car will switch lanes unless constant pressure is put on the steering wheel. *tr.Mileage was 325 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CATONSVILLE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10399481

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 28, 2010.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . i purchased a 2011 kia optima ex on 12/28/10 from kia country of savannah. kia country obtained the auto from an orlando kia dealer and drive it 269 miles to savannah where i took delivery. the steering pulls/drifts left while driving. it has drifted since i purchased it. kia country attempted to fix it, but it still drifts left. kia corporate has been notified, and are non responsive. *tr.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A73B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SAVANNAH, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Review #10400650

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 15, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STRUCTURE . on 04/15/2011 our 2011 kia optima was damaged by mice eating wires in the engine compartment. we need an engine harness replaced. dealer told us that the part is not in the us. they also tell us that they don't know when it will be found. on 5/3/2011 we were told that it might be available on 6/112011. this car has approx. 1050 miles. the service manager at the dealer has been great in keeping us updated. our problem is with the lax attitude i received from kia cs, and the "parts manager of the region" from nj that called me and told me that we just have to wait. while we make out monthly lease payments to kia. how is that a company can have no parts to repair a brand new vehicle and still make money from us? *tr.Mileage was 1050 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A77B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BANGOR, ME. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10400965

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 12, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . car pulls to the left. *tr.Mileage was 150 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WARWICK, RI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10407033

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 15, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . my 2011 kia optima pulls left and the dealer states this is normal operation. the vehicle meets factory alignment specs but still pulls hard to the left. *tr.Mileage was 20 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PORT JERVIS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10408794

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . purchased a 2011 kia optima lx on 5/18/11. car constantly pulled left so bad that you would end up into oncoming traffic on a two lane road in you didn't continually correct to the right. had the dealer align vehicle to factory specs with no change. took car back to dealer who realigned to new specs received from kia tech support. vehicle now only has a tendency to pull left but will drift left if you take your hands off of the steering wheel. dealer test drove the car again and claims the vehicle drives better than a new one on the lot. dealer said they couldn't do anything else for me and referred me to kia consumer relations. *tr.Mileage was 111 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A7XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HIGH POINT, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10408794

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . purchased a 2011 kia optima lx on 5/18/11. car constantly pulled left so bad that you would end up into oncoming traffic on a two lane road in you didn't continually correct to the right. had the dealer align vehicle to factory specs with no change. took car back to dealer who realigned to new specs received from kia tech support. vehicle now only has a tendency to pull left but will drift left if you take your hands off of the steering wheel. dealer test drove the car again and claims the vehicle drives better than a new one on the lot. dealer said they couldn't do anything else for me and referred me to kia consumer relations. *tr.Mileage was 111 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A7XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HIGH POINT, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility Review #10413085

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the rear window was difficult to see through when reversing. neither the dealer nor the manufacturer were notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was unavailable and the current mileage was 2,400. .Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A76B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SANTA ROSA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Driveline

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Driveline Review #10413322

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 15, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE . 2011 kia optima lx. car pulls to the left at all speeds but most significantly at speeds above 60mph. this can make for very dangerous situations as the car drifts in all situations to the left. if the road is crowned to the left the car will pull almost violently to the left. i have almost hit median barriers and/or gone veered off the road several times. i can consider myself a good driver without any accidents in the past 12 years and this is unacceptable. kia has been notified of the issue and is working on the problem. however, kia has not come up with a fix for this problem. *kb.Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in EUREKA, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Manual Transmission

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Manual Transmission Review #10413514

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked on a flat surface with the engine shut off and emergency brake engaged, when it rolled backwards for approximately twenty feet. the vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and the contact was awaiting a response. the failure mileage was 4,036. .Mileage was 4036 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in ENOLA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10418609

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle would pull toward the left. in order to keep the vehicle from driving into oncoming traffic, excessive pressure would be applid to the steering wheel. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on three different occasions, but they were unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure mileage was 100 and the current mileage was 6,425. .Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A70B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WILLOWBROOK, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Review #10425614

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Sept 10, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that after a storm her vehicle was flooded. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that there were vents on the bottom of the vehicle which were designed to let water out but since it was sitting in the water it seeped into the vehicle. the manufacturer was notified of the failure but did not offer any assistance. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileage was 5,200. .Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PALMDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10429688

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . 2011 kia optima. consumer states problems with vehicle steering *tgw the consumer stated the steering would often veer to the left and then to the right. *jb.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: DEMONTRON . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10429688

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . 2011 kia optima. consumer states problems with vehicle steering *tgw the consumer stated the steering would often veer to the left and then to the right. *jb.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WASHINGTON, DC. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: DEMONTRON . DEALER'S CITY: HOUSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10429169

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . i purchased my optima sx turbo with less than 50 miles on it. i got the turbo with 274 hp because it was the closest i could get to a hot rod with four doors. i have send this information to kia in hopes of resolution. the car's acceleration is fantastic, especially from 40-50 with gas peddle floored. here is the problem. the front end rises and the weight shift makes the car feel like you are about to pull a wheelie. at this point i question the traction of the front tires. it cannot be the same as with no severe acceleration. this takes away the reason i bought the car with this specific engine. also think about this scenario. a family is driving this car on the highway in the rain. they want to pass an 18 wheeler going up a grade. acceleration is increased and with weight shifted back off the front wheels, they crash. the car needs either stiffer suspension or ability to change the suspension. when i floor it, the weight ratios over all wheels must not change. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A62B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in S. BURLINGTON, VT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Seats

Kia Optima 2011 Seats Review #10430080

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SEATS . the owners manual, section 3, page 8 describes the "forward and backward adjustment" of the headrests in the 2011 kia optima. the head rests do not adjust as described in the manual. kia customer service explains this as a "typographical error." the problem is that the head rest is designed so that it thrusts dramatically forward. if the seat is sitting upright one must tilt ones head forward to accommodate the head rest or the seat must be leaned backward such that an individual who is 5' 2" tall can not see out the front of the vehicle. *tr.Mileage was 11 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A74B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10432995

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . defective key fobs. they cannot be reprogrammed and you become stranded with no way of starting the auto. dealership has tried four times to reprogram the key fob without success. there is no way to start or operate the car with the mechanical key. can become a dangerous situation if you are in an isolated area! *tt.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in DAVENPORT, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2011 Unknown Or Other Review #10432995

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 13, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . defective key fobs. they cannot be reprogrammed and you become stranded with no way of starting the auto. dealership has tried four times to reprogram the key fob without success. there is no way to start or operate the car with the mechanical key. can become a dangerous situation if you are in an isolated area! *tt.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in DAVENPORT, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10433986

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Sept 14, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . the vehicle pulls to the left and sometimes to the right. you have to hang onto the steering wheel with both hands to keep it straight. the pulling to the left is more prominent. i took it in on sept 20th for the first time. they switched the wheels but the problem continued. i took it in again on oct. 7th and at this time they told me there was nothing wrong with it. the problem continued still. on oct 9th i was driving off a thruway ramp when the car almost swerved into on coming traffic. i took it back on oct. 13th because i'm afraid to drive it. they still have said vehicle. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD0B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in AMHERST, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10435670

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on July 18, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . purchase as a new car on june 20,2011 from kia dealership. first problem occurred within first month. the remote start continually failed at starting the vehicle. when pressing the remote start button the car would not start and the car alarm would sound off immediately. second problem that occur within first month is the gas door on outside would not open when pressing the gas button on the inside of the car. it required you to keep pressing gas button repeatedly before it would open the outside door to pump gas. third problem that occurred within the third to the fourth month of the purchased vehicle is the sound to the car horn failed. when i went to blow my horn, there was no sound which also lead to no sound on the car to indicate that i had locked the vehicle with the remote car-lock. the lost sound to the horn and to the vehicle has recently failed for a second time after recently being repaired by the dealership. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A75B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MINTHILL, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10436054

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 19, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle consistently pulled to the left. the contact had the dealer perform an alignment twice and both the struts and the bolts were replaced. the dealer insisted that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, but the contact believed there was some type of defect. the failure mileage was 347 and the current mileage was 3,672. updated 12/12/11*lj updated 01/23/12*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 347 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A71B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WOONSOCKET, RI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 19, 2011. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Kia Optima 2011 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: METRA KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 401-351-3600 . DEALER'S CITY: JOHNSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: RI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02919 .

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10436054

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 19, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle consistently pulled to the left. the contact had the dealer perform an alignment twice and both the struts and the bolts were replaced. the dealer insisted that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, but the contact believed there was some type of defect. the failure mileage was 347 and the current mileage was 3,672. updated 12/12/11*lj updated 01/23/12*jb.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 347 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A71B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WOONSOCKET, RI. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Aug 19, 2011. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Kia Optima 2011 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: METRA KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 401-351-3600 . DEALER'S CITY: JOHNSTON . DEALER'S STATE CODE: RI. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 02919 .

Kia Optima 2011 Fuel System, Gasoline

Kia Optima 2011 Fuel System, Gasoline Review #10437363

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 17, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE . kia optima lx 2011 was purchased brand new at 4 miles in odometer. problem 1 less than a month: steering veering to the left an right. had to steer this car to track straight. the dealer performed minor alignment in october. car continues to veer left and right. took car back to the dealer. the tech stated the front end off by 2 degrees and stated he performed the adjustment. the steering problem not fixed. problem #2: car was parked with fuel reading 42 miles to empty. returned to start car. will not crank after numerous attempts. towed the car to dealer. car cranked upon de-tow at the location. but still left the car for why it will not crank in the first place. returned 4 days later. i was advised that the car was empty of gasoline, even when fuel reader clearly indicated 42 miles to empty. kia paid for rental for 4 days ($100). i was further advised that the fuel regulator was replaced and on back order. the steering problems and the stalling issues are significant public safety concerns since the lanes, arterial roads and highways that i have to drive daily are congested. *tr.Mileage was 5400 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10437363

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 17, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . kia optima lx 2011 was purchased brand new at 4 miles in odometer. problem 1 less than a month: steering veering to the left an right. had to steer this car to track straight. the dealer performed minor alignment in october. car continues to veer left and right. took car back to the dealer. the tech stated the front end off by 2 degrees and stated he performed the adjustment. the steering problem not fixed. problem #2: car was parked with fuel reading 42 miles to empty. returned to start car. will not crank after numerous attempts. towed the car to dealer. car cranked upon de-tow at the location. but still left the car for why it will not crank in the first place. returned 4 days later. i was advised that the car was empty of gasoline, even when fuel reader clearly indicated 42 miles to empty. kia paid for rental for 4 days ($100). i was further advised that the fuel regulator was replaced and on back order. the steering problems and the stalling issues are significant public safety concerns since the lanes, arterial roads and highways that i have to drive daily are congested. *tr.Mileage was 5400 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2011 Electronic Stability Control Review #10437363

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 17, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . kia optima lx 2011 was purchased brand new at 4 miles in odometer. problem 1 less than a month: steering veering to the left an right. had to steer this car to track straight. the dealer performed minor alignment in october. car continues to veer left and right. took car back to the dealer. the tech stated the front end off by 2 degrees and stated he performed the adjustment. the steering problem not fixed. problem #2: car was parked with fuel reading 42 miles to empty. returned to start car. will not crank after numerous attempts. towed the car to dealer. car cranked upon de-tow at the location. but still left the car for why it will not crank in the first place. returned 4 days later. i was advised that the car was empty of gasoline, even when fuel reader clearly indicated 42 miles to empty. kia paid for rental for 4 days ($100). i was further advised that the fuel regulator was replaced and on back order. the steering problems and the stalling issues are significant public safety concerns since the lanes, arterial roads and highways that i have to drive daily are congested. *tr.Mileage was 5400 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10439736

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Sept 06, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . purchased my brand new kia optima in may 2011. from the onset the remote start never worked on the first try, eventually it didn't work at all. in aug noticed that the horn wasn't sounding right, eventually it didn't work at all. i took the car in for the horn to be repaired and they stated that it was a bad fuse. 1 week later horn was out again. i returned to the dealer who said they would order 2 new horns as they weren't sure what was the cause. bought the car in to have horns installed they say "we need to order a new module for your car" although the horns were working, i figured the module was the reason the horns went bad in the first place. i call to weeks later, they still haven't received the parts (strange). i mention that now the remote start is completely out they say "we know, that is why we ordered the module" (why wasn't this explained to me??). oct 2011 i spend yet another sat morning at the dealer. an hour and a half in they say we cant figure this out we need to order the schematics on this car...you will need to drop the car off next week. i leave the car for over a week, they call to say they are ordering a whole new remote start system. when i pick up the car the remote start is still working intermittently, the alarm is going off at random and the sunroof will not close. i return the car the following week they say they are not having any problems with the remote start, alarm hasn't sounded and they just needed to replace the fuse for the roof. i am not sure what they did but they did some sort of repair, no prob with either since then. today dec 12, 2011 i have called to tell them that the horns are completely out again, "they say bring her in and we will take a look at her". i have no desire to spend a day at kia dealer once a month. in fact, i no longer have a desire for kia period. i am contacting bbb's lemon law assistance today. *tr.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CHARLOTTE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10440849

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 14, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . i bought a brand new 2011 kia optima hybrid and the car pulls heavily to the left even on straight roads. i took the car to the dealer and they did an alignment and they say it is within specs but it acts the same. if you let go of the steering wheel for a couple seconds you're on the shoulder. this is a very serious safety issue. second issue is that both driver and passenger seats were bolted down in one bolt out of four. the dealer installed the missing bolts but this makes me really worried about the quality control at kia. what else might they missed? i don't even want to think what might have happened had i been involved in a collision before noticing this. unacceptable! *tr.Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD6B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Seats

Kia Optima 2011 Seats Review #10440849

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 14, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SEATS . i bought a brand new 2011 kia optima hybrid and the car pulls heavily to the left even on straight roads. i took the car to the dealer and they did an alignment and they say it is within specs but it acts the same. if you let go of the steering wheel for a couple seconds you're on the shoulder. this is a very serious safety issue. second issue is that both driver and passenger seats were bolted down in one bolt out of four. the dealer installed the missing bolts but this makes me really worried about the quality control at kia. what else might they missed? i don't even want to think what might have happened had i been involved in a collision before noticing this. unacceptable! *tr.Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD6B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: BIFUEL. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10441602

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 24, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owned a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate abnormally. after a few moments, the vehicle suddenly surged forward. the contact maneuvered the vehicle to the shoulder and stopped. black smoke then began to rise from under the hood and the vehicle was immediately engulfed into flames. the fire department appeared on the scene to extinguish the fire. the vehicle was destroyed and towed to a towing lot. the vehicle was not examined for the cause of failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. the failure and the current mileages were 7,000. .Vehicle was on fire. Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A60B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LOWELL, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10442239

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 19, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. while attempting to make a left turn, the contact inadvertently deactivated the headlights when the turn signal lever was pushed down. the contact stated that the end point of the turn signal lever included a knob that controlled the headlights, which easily rotated to deactivate the headlights while making a turn. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing where the technicians advised that there was not a remedy available for the issue and the design of the vehicle could not be compromised. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 1,300. updated 02/15/12*bf the dealer informed the consumer, there was no fix for the problem. updated 02/29/12 .Mileage was 1300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A70B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BELLEVUE, WA. Vehicle was purchased on Sept 24, 2011. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: CHUCK OLSON CHEVROLET KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 206-546-4171 . DEALER'S CITY: SHORELINE . DEALER'S STATE CODE: WA. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 98133 .

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10443992

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 23, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . i bought the car in february 2011 and within several days, noticed the car would pull left after making a left turn or even changing lanes to the left. thinking it was just an alignment issue, i took the car back to the dealer. the car has been back to the dealer for this issue 6 times, each time they did an alignment. recently i noticed both front tires were wearing excessively, with less than 14000 miles, and have had to replace both tires. since the new tires have been installed, the problem has gotten worse, like it was when i purchased the car. now at the dealer for the 6th time, i was told that kia has new alignment specifications, the 3rd set of alignment specifications kia has had in less than a year. i was told also told that this issue was in part due to the nature of electronic steering. this is unacceptable and an excuse, not a reason. *tr.Mileage was 0 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A66B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WALDORF, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10444824

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 22, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . i have a 2011 kia optima ex, with the navigation package. i had a strange incident which i would like to report. after driving for 15 minutes, i placed the transmission in park and the car immediately began to rev very high. i put my foot firmly on the brake and shifted in to neutral, but it kept revving very high, so i put it in drive and it still revved very high-- roaring. i put the car in park again and turned the engine off. started it again 5 seconds later and immediately the engine roared revving very high. turned off the engine again and then it started normally. my foot was firmly on the brake the whole time and there were no objects touching the accelerator. *tr.Mileage was 19750 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A75B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MONTVALE, 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 2011 Wheels

Kia Optima 2011 Wheels Review #10445695

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 09, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with WHEELS . this is a brand new hybrid. since initial purchase the car has been observed to steer to left on its own at lowest speeds. tire pressure has been checked weekly and has been maintained as per specs. car still veers to left. on researching have found that this is an issue with all 2011 kia optimas including other models. continuously observed this for next 500 or so miles and then took to dealer who acknowledged the issue but said kia corporate has not notified them of any issue so they do not know what to do as this hybrid car is too new. the same issues has been reported on other kias non hybrid as well.the dealer was dulles kia in leesburg, va . i would not worry about cosmetic issues but on a brand new car such safety issues are troublesome especially when dealers have no clue. dealer indicated these are new cars with new power steering modules and hence they have seen lot of these cases. kia needs to recall and replace asap. nhtsa needs to issues safety research. the car on higher speeds also pulls to left and is dangerous with windy conditions. *tr.Mileage was 100 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LEESBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10445695

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 09, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . this is a brand new hybrid. since initial purchase the car has been observed to steer to left on its own at lowest speeds. tire pressure has been checked weekly and has been maintained as per specs. car still veers to left. on researching have found that this is an issue with all 2011 kia optimas including other models. continuously observed this for next 500 or so miles and then took to dealer who acknowledged the issue but said kia corporate has not notified them of any issue so they do not know what to do as this hybrid car is too new. the same issues has been reported on other kias non hybrid as well.the dealer was dulles kia in leesburg, va . i would not worry about cosmetic issues but on a brand new car such safety issues are troublesome especially when dealers have no clue. dealer indicated these are new cars with new power steering modules and hence they have seen lot of these cases. kia needs to recall and replace asap. nhtsa needs to issues safety research. the car on higher speeds also pulls to left and is dangerous with windy conditions. *tr.Mileage was 100 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LEESBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility Review #10446828

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 04, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving, a rock struck the front windshield on the passenger's side bottom corner and shattered the glass. the contact noticed that the molding around the windshield was not secure. this failure recurred on more than one occasion. the dealer and the manufacturer were notified of the failure, but denied any assistance with repairs to the vehicle. the vehicle was repaired. the failure mileage was 8,535 and the current mileage was 8,537..Mileage was 8535 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A7XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in REDFORD, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags Review #10448847

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 16, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . i was traveling 55mph behind a vehicle who suddenly swerved out of the way into the right hand lane. there was a car stopped in the left hand lane, unable to stop in time i struck the black jeep liberty in the rear bumper more toward the driver side with the the passenger front bumper of my car. ( kia optima) my air bag did not deploy and i did strike my head, although i am not sure if i hit it on the windshield or on the glass top. my concern is my seatbelt did not engage properly allowing me to strike my head. and again that the airbags did not deploy. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A65B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. 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 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10449250

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle would veer towards the left while driving at various speeds. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on numerous occasions and a camber kit was installed on the suspension but the failure continued. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a complaint was filed. the failure mileage was 500. .Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A64B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags Review #10449649

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 17, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . i was stopped, 2nd in position, at a stop light. i was rear ended by a nissan sentra doing approximately 50 tp 55 mph. my car was hit in the rear, pushing the front into a dually. the airbags did not deploy. i struck my head on the steering wheel. i was wondering why the airbags did not deploy. the front left bumper was severely damaged as the left rear bumper. in all, the car was a total loss. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10453907

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 13, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . after 1-2 miles of driving after cold start, engine continues to rev up but car come to rolling stop. as if no power is being transferred from engine to transmission/drive system. then turn car off for a minute, restart and car runs okay. dash icon indicates trouble with hybrid system. has happened multiple times since first incident. dealer finds nothing wrong. causes an extreme hazard when it happens in traffic. *tr.Mileage was 2200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD1B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MARATHON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10454024

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 13, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . had just finish bringing my wife home from the hospital, after surgery, and needed to stop at the pharmacy. after picking up a couple of prescriptions we got in the car, and try to switch the car on, but it would not start. i could tell that the battery had plenty of power, but the engine would not even turn. it was almost as if the ignition was disconnected from the rest of the car. i even put it on neutral to see if i would start, but nothing happened. i keep on trying for almost half hour, and when i was about to call a tow truck i attempted to start it again, and it finally turn and started. right now i have a car with less than 20,000 thousand miles that i'm afraid to drive because i'm afraid it will leave me stranded. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MOODY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10454025

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . this is the second complain regarding the same issue car fail to startŁ this time the car had to be towed to, and dropped at the kia dealer. at the end of the day we called the dealer to see if they had found what is wrong with it. the technician that was working on it, mention that as soon as the car was uncounted from the tow truck, they try and switch the car; nevertheless, the car started without any issues. he said that they switch it off and on throughout the day, and were not able to replicate the problem. what am i to do? all i want is for the problem to be taken care of. i want to drive my car without the fear of being stranded. *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MOODY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Roof And Pillars

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Roof And Pillars Review #10454439

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 23, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY:ROOF AND PILLARS . the gasket edge for the panoramic sun roof dry rotted and cracked at around 9,000 miles. the entire stationary section of the sun roof was replaced by the kia dealer. *tr.Mileage was 9000 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HAMPSTEAD, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10460012

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 08, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . the interior overhead lights periodically come on and go off while operating our 2011 optima. this occurs with the switch in both on and off position and the lightbulbs tend to become overheated.they do not respond to manual operation, but go off on their own and this malfunction repeats several times in a ten minute drive. best-case scenario results in the bulbs burning out prematurely, but i believe there is a real chance of a more serious short-circuit and potential interior fire. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10460012

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 08, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . the interior overhead lights periodically come on and go off while operating our 2011 optima. this occurs with the switch in both on and off position and the lightbulbs tend to become overheated.they do not respond to manual operation, but go off on their own and this malfunction repeats several times in a ten minute drive. best-case scenario results in the bulbs burning out prematurely, but i believe there is a real chance of a more serious short-circuit and potential interior fire. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10460012

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 08, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the interior overhead lights periodically come on and go off while operating our 2011 optima. this occurs with the switch in both on and off position and the lightbulbs tend to become overheated.they do not respond to manual operation, but go off on their own and this malfunction repeats several times in a ten minute drive. best-case scenario results in the bulbs burning out prematurely, but i believe there is a real chance of a more serious short-circuit and potential interior fire. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in OCALA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10463360

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 04, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . sometime around june 4, on an expressway at 70 mph, it felt like i had hit something. there was a violent slam in the front of the car. i pulled the car to the side of the expressway to see if i had hit something. after seeing that i had not hit anything, i got back in the car to get back on the expressway. i put the car in gear and tried to accelerate and the car would hardly move as though it were starting off in a high gear. i drove toward the next exit at 55 mph at around 3500 rpm and it felt as though the vehicle never shifted gears. when i got off the next exit to return home, the vehicle did not shift into low, it stayed in a high gear. i drove home in one gear and got home to back into the garage, and when i shifted the car into reverse, it slammed into gear. i parked and went inside for the evening intent on getting the dealer to send a wrecker for the vehicle in the morning. i got up the next morning to see if the car was still acting the same way. i started the car up and it drove perfect, shifting through all of the gears as it was supposed to behave. we took it to the dealer and they supposedly found the problem and we left with our "repaired" vehicle. on june 26, while driving the car at 50 mph on a surface street, the same "slam" happened in the front of the car, frightening my wife. she then pulled to the side of the road, stopped the car, and shut it off. she restarted the car and it shift as it was supposed to. she came back home, parked the car in the garage and called the dealer. she started the car on june 27 to go to the dealer, went down the road approximately 3 miles and the same event occurred. she pulled over, restarted the car and drove to the dealer. they now have the car and say they are going to replace the transmission at 12000 miles. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A7XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CATAULA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10464256

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 02, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . the first episode was a dead battery. the car had 13 miles on the odometer. the second incident, car would not start, ignition issue, but later started (after 1hr). taken to dealer, secondary to ignition issues. problem resolved until today. would not start again. tried two different key fobs and still did not start. this is the third incident since having the vehicle. i will need to have the car towed for the second time. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes Review #10470728

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES . if the vehicle is parked pointed slightly down hill or slightly to the right and sits for 15-20 minutes there is valve clatter when started as if there is no oil. happens every time parked as above. dealer says a fix is not available. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, KY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10470843

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 27, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . this is update to odi #10453907. optima hybrid still experiencing power loss problems. latest is at cold start, when it starts in ev mode, system indicates ready, shift into reverse or drive, car doesn't move. if we turn it off and re-start it, it operates normally. when this happens, dash icon indicates hybrid system malfunction. at re-start light goes off. dealer can find no trouble codes stored. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD1B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MARATHON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10470843

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 27, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . this is update to odi #10453907. optima hybrid still experiencing power loss problems. latest is at cold start, when it starts in ev mode, system indicates ready, shift into reverse or drive, car doesn't move. if we turn it off and re-start it, it operates normally. when this happens, dash icon indicates hybrid system malfunction. at re-start light goes off. dealer can find no trouble codes stored. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4AD1B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MARATHON, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10472025

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 17, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . i was driving my 2011 kia optima ex on a residential area. my speed was about 25 mph when suddenly there was a loud explosion sound. at the time that this occurred there were no cars or semis near my vehicle. after my 4 year old daughter and i recovered from the initial shock, i pulled over to check my vehicle and i notice the back window sunroof had a hole in the middle close by the shark tale and was still shattering. at that point, i had no other choice and had to drive my daughter to school. once i dropped her off i dropped off my vehicle and a family members house and borrowed a vehicle, since my vehicle was unsafely to drive in that condition. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36531 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LANCASTER, 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 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10477376

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on July 04, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. while driving approximately 40 mph, the transmission exhibited a jerking motion and failed to respond when engaging the accelerator pedal. the rpms began to increase rapidly. the contact was able to maneuver to the side of the road. upon restarting, the vehicle resumed normally for a short period and the failure recurred. the failure occurred three times. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times for the identical failure and they were unable to duplicate or locate the problem. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 36,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A74B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in RIVERSIDE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags Review #10481539

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with AIR BAGS . i was sitting in a turn lane, to turn left. there were two lanes to my right for traffic. i was waiting for a car coming from the opposite direction. i happened to look in my rear view mirror and it was completely taken up by this red object, which happened to be a car. immediately i felt a terrible shock and my car was lifted up in the rear and the front end pointed at the road. this car drove me approximately 40 yds. up the road. the air bags did not deploy...none of them and there was $12,000 worth of damage done to my car. i still have lower back pain and severe cramps on the left side of neck and head. of course the driver was dui, no license, no insurance and left the scene of the accident. on 10/22/12 my wife had driven home from florida to tn. she turned on a street heading up a hill toward our home. she was going approximately 25 miles per hour, when an older grey truck coming down the hill crowded her off the road. she swerved to her right and hit a 700 lb. mailbox(cement & bricks) this accident tore the ride side front end back by 4 feet, also buckling the hood and popping rivets in the motor. the air bags again failed to deploy. there has to be something wrong with the 2011 kia optima's air bags. she bloodied her nose and had a gash in her right wrist. there4 is absolutely no sense of having air bags when they don't do as they supposed to. this must be explored and the reason found! thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in EASTRIDGE, 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 2011 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Review #10481539

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . i was sitting in a turn lane, to turn left. there were two lanes to my right for traffic. i was waiting for a car coming from the opposite direction. i happened to look in my rear view mirror and it was completely taken up by this red object, which happened to be a car. immediately i felt a terrible shock and my car was lifted up in the rear and the front end pointed at the road. this car drove me approximately 40 yds. up the road. the air bags did not deploy...none of them and there was $12,000 worth of damage done to my car. i still have lower back pain and severe cramps on the left side of neck and head. of course the driver was dui, no license, no insurance and left the scene of the accident. on 10/22/12 my wife had driven home from florida to tn. she turned on a street heading up a hill toward our home. she was going approximately 25 miles per hour, when an older grey truck coming down the hill crowded her off the road. she swerved to her right and hit a 700 lb. mailbox(cement & bricks) this accident tore the ride side front end back by 4 feet, also buckling the hood and popping rivets in the motor. the air bags again failed to deploy. there has to be something wrong with the 2011 kia optima's air bags. she bloodied her nose and had a gash in her right wrist. there4 is absolutely no sense of having air bags when they don't do as they supposed to. this must be explored and the reason found! thank you for your time and consideration in this matter. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in EASTRIDGE, 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 2011 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10483775

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 08, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tail lights, dash back lighting became inoperative. this is a safety hazard. this model does not have a smart key system solution found on-line 1.open in-dash fuse box 2.pull yellow memory fuse 3.wait a few minutes 4.replace fuse 5.check to see if things are working right (if not, repeat previous steps with a longer wait before replacing the fuse). *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 24875 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A71B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in DESCANSO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10490406

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . i was leaving work @ 5:45 pm and got in my car, but it would not start. i tried for 20 minutes before i called kia ledgen dealership for help. they told me where to put the aux key starter inside the glove box area. after several attempts the car still would not start. they told me a would have to call the 800 number to get a jump or have my car towed. i found a co-worker who gave me a jump and the car started right up. i proceeded to a firestone station and got a new batter ($146.00). started right up and had no problems until my wife and i went to the mall today (dec 28) and my car would no start again. i thought we were going to get stranded or needed to find a jump. after 5 attempts it finally started and i took my car back to the dealership and they said they could not duplicate the problem so there was nothing they could do. after stating that i read about other kia owners having the same problem they decided to keep it over night. are there other owners with similar problems that can lead me in the right direction to get this problem fixed? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13950 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A73B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. 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 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10494516

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . first noticed abnormal tire ware on the outside edge of the front right tire, took to dealership. was told that the vehicle was out of the adjustment period. so i had to pay for an alignment. received the spec sheets after. the alignment was out .15 degrees rf, .01 degrees lf, .19 degrees lr, .13 degrees rr. vehicle was set back to factory settings, and dealership blamed the mis alignment on michigan roads. car was set to have the alignment checked 1500 miles later or 30 days. 2nd time in the shop for alignment check and was out . 09 degrees lf, .11 degrees rf, .02 degrees lr, .04 degrees rr. dealership set the alignment back to factory specs. car again was set 30 days later or 1500 miles for another alignment check and was out once again. .21 degrees lf, .13 degrees rf, .26 degrees lr, .02 degrees rr. at this time the mileage was 22300. after the 3rd time to the dealer and taking their advice to give them the chance to fix the problem. in the end , the dealer said that there was nothing wrong with the car, yet every time it was there the alignment had to be adjusted and put back to factory settings. as you can see by the number of degree changes, more than .05 degrees is astronomical when it comes to toe settings on any car. this car has a 100,000 mile warranty, yet kia, nor the dealership is standing behind the product, they manufacture or sell! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A77B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WHITMORE LAKE, MI. 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 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10494516

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . first noticed abnormal tire ware on the outside edge of the front right tire, took to dealership. was told that the vehicle was out of the adjustment period. so i had to pay for an alignment. received the spec sheets after. the alignment was out .15 degrees rf, .01 degrees lf, .19 degrees lr, .13 degrees rr. vehicle was set back to factory settings, and dealership blamed the mis alignment on michigan roads. car was set to have the alignment checked 1500 miles later or 30 days. 2nd time in the shop for alignment check and was out . 09 degrees lf, .11 degrees rf, .02 degrees lr, .04 degrees rr. dealership set the alignment back to factory specs. car again was set 30 days later or 1500 miles for another alignment check and was out once again. .21 degrees lf, .13 degrees rf, .26 degrees lr, .02 degrees rr. at this time the mileage was 22300. after the 3rd time to the dealer and taking their advice to give them the chance to fix the problem. in the end , the dealer said that there was nothing wrong with the car, yet every time it was there the alignment had to be adjusted and put back to factory settings. as you can see by the number of degree changes, more than .05 degrees is astronomical when it comes to toe settings on any car. this car has a 100,000 mile warranty, yet kia, nor the dealership is standing behind the product, they manufacture or sell! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A77B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WHITMORE LAKE, MI. 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 2011 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2011 Electronic Stability Control Review #10494746

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 15, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . we bought our car last year , 5 months after we got the car , when i was driving it the vehicle dynamic control (vdc) light turn on and the car shaking very bad and we can not handle the car right and the brake its not working well, its very very scary. the only thing that we can do we turn the vdc light off, its gonna be ok for couple days , and again it happens. after that i took the car to fairfax kia in virginia they didn't believe me and they said when they test drive the car it didn't happened to them, so it happens for me almost 7 times and every time they when i took it back to the service they said the same thing. i have no idea what should i do, somebody needs to fix this problem, if something happened to me what should i do? kia motor in responsible for that. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A62B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WHITE PLAINS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension

Kia Optima 2011 Suspension Review #10494746

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 15, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . we bought our car last year , 5 months after we got the car , when i was driving it the vehicle dynamic control (vdc) light turn on and the car shaking very bad and we can not handle the car right and the brake its not working well, its very very scary. the only thing that we can do we turn the vdc light off, its gonna be ok for couple days , and again it happens. after that i took the car to fairfax kia in virginia they didn't believe me and they said when they test drive the car it didn't happened to them, so it happens for me almost 7 times and every time they when i took it back to the service they said the same thing. i have no idea what should i do, somebody needs to fix this problem, if something happened to me what should i do? kia motor in responsible for that. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A62B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in WHITE PLAINS, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10503513

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 31, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . i have a 2011 kia optima lx, one night while driving home from work aloud boom sound with a jerk of the car and all power was gone at once. there was nothing,lights out, in and out and no acceleration, then after about 10 seconds all power returned, before and after this there was no warning of any kind, it has happened a total of three times so far.2nd time at an intersection and the 3rd time in heavy traffic, the only way i got out of traffic the car coasted, all the while steering was very hard , had to be towed to the dealership because power did not return. while they were about to check, once again the power returned all on its own in front of them, they run diagnostics, still not showing anything, so they keep giving me no answers, and putting me back into fear. 4 other repairs was made before these last 3 recurring incidents ;vehicle would not shut off with removal of the key; horns quit working; brake light switch, because could not get car into gear; fuse to the phone charger. back to the shut downs the service techs.said they don't know what to fix! and the kia corp. stand behind the same answer. they know how to make these cars what's wrong with fixing these problems especially electrical issues like this! i suggest to anyone who's reading this don't buy a kia of anykind! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35627 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PAGELAND, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10503513

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 31, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . i have a 2011 kia optima lx, one night while driving home from work aloud boom sound with a jerk of the car and all power was gone at once. there was nothing,lights out, in and out and no acceleration, then after about 10 seconds all power returned, before and after this there was no warning of any kind, it has happened a total of three times so far.2nd time at an intersection and the 3rd time in heavy traffic, the only way i got out of traffic the car coasted, all the while steering was very hard , had to be towed to the dealership because power did not return. while they were about to check, once again the power returned all on its own in front of them, they run diagnostics, still not showing anything, so they keep giving me no answers, and putting me back into fear. 4 other repairs was made before these last 3 recurring incidents ;vehicle would not shut off with removal of the key; horns quit working; brake light switch, because could not get car into gear; fuse to the phone charger. back to the shut downs the service techs.said they don't know what to fix! and the kia corp. stand behind the same answer. they know how to make these cars what's wrong with fixing these problems especially electrical issues like this! i suggest to anyone who's reading this don't buy a kia of anykind! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 35627 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PAGELAND, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes Review #10504117

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES . this kia has a push button start option. the vehicle would not start and the brake lights were not turning on when the brake pedal was depressed. the computer looks for a signal from the brake light switch before it starts the engine. i disconnected and reconnected the brake light switch and the problem was temporarily corrected. two days later, the vehicle would not start again and the brake lights were not turning on. we used the procedure to bypass the brake signal (hold start button for 12+ seconds) to start the engine. vehicle was now driving down the road with no brake lights. there was also a warning light illuminated on the instrument cluster indicating an issue with the esc system. dealership stated they have seen a few cars with this issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 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 2011 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10504117

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . this kia has a push button start option. the vehicle would not start and the brake lights were not turning on when the brake pedal was depressed. the computer looks for a signal from the brake light switch before it starts the engine. i disconnected and reconnected the brake light switch and the problem was temporarily corrected. two days later, the vehicle would not start again and the brake lights were not turning on. we used the procedure to bypass the brake signal (hold start button for 12+ seconds) to start the engine. vehicle was now driving down the road with no brake lights. there was also a warning light illuminated on the instrument cluster indicating an issue with the esc system. dealership stated they have seen a few cars with this issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 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 2011 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2011 Electrical System Review #10504117

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . this kia has a push button start option. the vehicle would not start and the brake lights were not turning on when the brake pedal was depressed. the computer looks for a signal from the brake light switch before it starts the engine. i disconnected and reconnected the brake light switch and the problem was temporarily corrected. two days later, the vehicle would not start again and the brake lights were not turning on. we used the procedure to bypass the brake signal (hold start button for 12+ seconds) to start the engine. vehicle was now driving down the road with no brake lights. there was also a warning light illuminated on the instrument cluster indicating an issue with the esc system. dealership stated they have seen a few cars with this issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 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 2011 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2011 Air Bags Review #10507386

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 14, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . the airbag warning light came on back in november . according to the kia owners manual this means the airbags will not work. i contacted 2 kia dealers in the tampa fl area (back in november) and have not heard back from them. i guess they must be too busy or don't like doing warranty work. now the brake lights do not work, this car is a pos. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28000 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in RUSKIN, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10510837

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . on april 25th, 2013, i drove from the atlanta area to shannon, ga. near adairsville, ga. i stopped a the gate put the car in park, set the brake. before i could get out the car surged forward smashing the gate. i hit the brake, backed it up, put it in park, set the brake and again before i could get out it surged forward. this time when i backed up put it in park i turned off the motor. jumping forward in my story, i called kia and found out the car was on recall. i looked it up on the internet only to see the notices would not be sent out until may 2013. kia. is replacing the part but will not fix the front end damage. they told me to call my insurance company. kia ran some test and said it showed nothing wrong with my car. i would have been run down and killed or in the hospital. all i ask is for them to fix the front end of my car and replace the gate. they still have my car so the mileage is and estimate. i did use cruse control. case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in RIVERDALE, GA. 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 2011 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2011 Electronic Stability Control Review #10510837

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . on april 25th, 2013, i drove from the atlanta area to shannon, ga. near adairsville, ga. i stopped a the gate put the car in park, set the brake. before i could get out the car surged forward smashing the gate. i hit the brake, backed it up, put it in park, set the brake and again before i could get out it surged forward. this time when i backed up put it in park i turned off the motor. jumping forward in my story, i called kia and found out the car was on recall. i looked it up on the internet only to see the notices would not be sent out until may 2013. kia. is replacing the part but will not fix the front end damage. they told me to call my insurance company. kia ran some test and said it showed nothing wrong with my car. i would have been run down and killed or in the hospital. all i ask is for them to fix the front end of my car and replace the gate. they still have my car so the mileage is and estimate. i did use cruse control. case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in RIVERDALE, GA. 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 2011 Service Brakes

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes Review #10510837

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Apr 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES . on april 25th, 2013, i drove from the atlanta area to shannon, ga. near adairsville, ga. i stopped a the gate put the car in park, set the brake. before i could get out the car surged forward smashing the gate. i hit the brake, backed it up, put it in park, set the brake and again before i could get out it surged forward. this time when i backed up put it in park i turned off the motor. jumping forward in my story, i called kia and found out the car was on recall. i looked it up on the internet only to see the notices would not be sent out until may 2013. kia. is replacing the part but will not fix the front end damage. they told me to call my insurance company. kia ran some test and said it showed nothing wrong with my car. i would have been run down and killed or in the hospital. all i ask is for them to fix the front end of my car and replace the gate. they still have my car so the mileage is and estimate. i did use cruse control. case #[xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 28500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in RIVERDALE, GA. 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 2011 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10511782

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 08, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . police officer pointed out my car's tail lights were out wed night (while headlights were on). thurs, checked all fuses, all ok. did web search to find fuse for tail lights. found instead description of kludge fix of removing memory fuse for several minutes. removed memory fuse for several minutes, put it back in, tail lights then came on when headlights were on. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A69B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SEVERN, MD. 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 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10512071

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with POWER TRAIN . sudden acceleration! happened approximately 6 months ago and again on may 10th. going slowly towards a stop sign while braking to stop, the car suddenly accelerates and lunges forward. stepped on the brake but car keeps going. put shift lever in neutral with engine racing and after about 2 seconds the engine slowly drops to idle. no accidents caused because no one was in front of me. very dangerous situation! took car to the dealer on may 15th and they could find no codes present and said the vehicle was operating as designed. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in FT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10512071

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 10, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . sudden acceleration! happened approximately 6 months ago and again on may 10th. going slowly towards a stop sign while braking to stop, the car suddenly accelerates and lunges forward. stepped on the brake but car keeps going. put shift lever in neutral with engine racing and after about 2 seconds the engine slowly drops to idle. no accidents caused because no one was in front of me. very dangerous situation! took car to the dealer on may 15th and they could find no codes present and said the vehicle was operating as designed. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A79B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in FT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Equipment Adaptive

Kia Optima 2011 Equipment Adaptive Review #10512682

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE . my hand held phone device stop working and could have caused a major accident. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38703 miles. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in PENN'S GROVE, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10537049

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . when i purchased the vehicle i noticed it pulled to the left and i brought it back to the dealer and they "said" they performed a fix according to an internal kia tsb-032 document. when i brought the vehicle back for a 15,000 mile service and another tire rotation they rotated the tires and the car aggressively pulled to the left again. i brought it back and argued over paying for an alignment and they said they would do the alignment to correct the problem. at this point, it did not correct the issue and the tires were put back prior to the 15k rotation. since owning the vehicle, i am unable to rotate the tires without an aggressive pull to the left. just today, 8/24/2013, the dealer told me kia had numerous complaints with nexen tires and have since switched to kumho. there should be a recall because kia used a product line that is obviously flawed and now the dealer is saying i have to spend >$1000 on a set of new tires for a problem that has existed since i drove the vehicle (brand new) off the lot. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A68B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GURNEE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Wheels

Kia Optima 2011 Wheels Review #10537049

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Feb 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with WHEELS . when i purchased the vehicle i noticed it pulled to the left and i brought it back to the dealer and they "said" they performed a fix according to an internal kia tsb-032 document. when i brought the vehicle back for a 15,000 mile service and another tire rotation they rotated the tires and the car aggressively pulled to the left again. i brought it back and argued over paying for an alignment and they said they would do the alignment to correct the problem. at this point, it did not correct the issue and the tires were put back prior to the 15k rotation. since owning the vehicle, i am unable to rotate the tires without an aggressive pull to the left. just today, 8/24/2013, the dealer told me kia had numerous complaints with nexen tires and have since switched to kumho. there should be a recall because kia used a product line that is obviously flawed and now the dealer is saying i have to spend >$1000 on a set of new tires for a problem that has existed since i drove the vehicle (brand new) off the lot. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A68B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GURNEE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes

Kia Optima 2011 Service Brakes Review #10546416

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2011.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact referenced nhtsa campaign number: 13v114000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall. the contact stated that he's experiencing problems with the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed, it would disengage the transmission. the failure mileage was 100. the current mileage was 4,900. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in TEMPE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Tires

Kia Optima 2011 Tires Review #10547569

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 07, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with TIRES . defective tires - after 2 flat tires it was discovered that all 4 had the same defect - bubbling and separation inside the tire shoulder, after appx 17k miles with proper installation and tire pressure. was offered the same tires at a reduced cost. declined and purchased a different brand. *tr.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A60B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in GLADSTONE, 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 2011 Tires Review #10553040

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with TIRES . received a nhtsa recall notice regarding my kia optima tires, nhtsa campaign id number:13t009. yokohama tire corporation is recalling certain 7.50r16ry215 tires manufactured 01/01/2006 through 08/01/2011. *tr i have a 2011 kia optima with tires made by hankook/kumho/nexen tires. are these part of a recall? the dealer fuccillo kia, 404 ne pine island, cape coral, florida, 33909 where i purchased the car says he is not aware of a recall. are my car tires part of a recall? *tr.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A74B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in FORT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility

Kia Optima 2011 Visibility Review #10557506

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY . moonroof on our 2011 kia optima ex model exploded while traveling at 60 mph december 25th 2013 - evening. outside temperature was 36 degrees f at the time. incident also caused body and paint damage to our trunk as well as peppered vehicles behind us with glass fragments. upon reviewing multiple forums on line it appears this is not an isolated incident for kia/hyundai as i learned multiple models made by this duo have also suffered similar scenario's. i'm sure nhtsa is quite aware that the hyundai veloseter has recalled several thousand vehicles mfg. for this potential issue and we're coincidentally made during the same time frame our vehicle was assembled. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A6XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LACEY, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Review #10557506

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . moonroof on our 2011 kia optima ex model exploded while traveling at 60 mph december 25th 2013 - evening. outside temperature was 36 degrees f at the time. incident also caused body and paint damage to our trunk as well as peppered vehicles behind us with glass fragments. upon reviewing multiple forums on line it appears this is not an isolated incident for kia/hyundai as i learned multiple models made by this duo have also suffered similar scenario's. i'm sure nhtsa is quite aware that the hyundai veloseter has recalled several thousand vehicles mfg. for this potential issue and we're coincidentally made during the same time frame our vehicle was assembled. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A6XB5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in LACEY, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10562236

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owns 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while at a stop with the brakes depressed, the engine rpms increased as the vehicle abnormally accelerated six feet. the contact was able to bring the vehicle to a stop by depressing the brake pedal with force. the sudden acceleration was experienced on two separate occasions. the dealer performed a diagnostic but was unable to generate a failure code. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 18,100. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A77B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CHERY HILL, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Review #10572612

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . vehicle was driven a mile to a commuter rail station for a drop off and back home. nothing unusual was noted during the short trip nor had any problems been observed in the days leading up to the incident. shortly after parking the vehicle on the 5th floor of the parking garage and entering the residence, the complex fire alarms actuated and all residents were advised to evacuate without entering the community parking garage. shortly thereafter, i was notified by the complex manager via my cell phone that my car was on fire in the garage. the entire front of the vehicle was burned and was declared a total loss by the insurance company. (allstate). the entire car would have burned if it hadn't been parked directly under a sprinkler head in the garage plus a speedy response from the fire department. an independent fire origin investigator was hired by the insurance company. his professional opinion was the fire started at the radiator fan assembly. *tr.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A60B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BOYNTON BEACH, FL. 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 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10572612

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . vehicle was driven a mile to a commuter rail station for a drop off and back home. nothing unusual was noted during the short trip nor had any problems been observed in the days leading up to the incident. shortly after parking the vehicle on the 5th floor of the parking garage and entering the residence, the complex fire alarms actuated and all residents were advised to evacuate without entering the community parking garage. shortly thereafter, i was notified by the complex manager via my cell phone that my car was on fire in the garage. the entire front of the vehicle was burned and was declared a total loss by the insurance company. (allstate). the entire car would have burned if it hadn't been parked directly under a sprinkler head in the garage plus a speedy response from the fire department. an independent fire origin investigator was hired by the insurance company. his professional opinion was the fire started at the radiator fan assembly. *tr.Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 43000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A60B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BOYNTON BEACH, FL. 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 2011 Power Train

Kia Optima 2011 Power Train Review #10588664

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with POWER TRAIN . on 5-4-14 i was driving from wisconsin when we decided to stop at wal-mart, while we were waiting for a person to move out of its parking spot, my optima start to accelerate even when i had my foot in the brake, my first reaction was to move the gear shift to neutral and then the engine start racing up the rpm were very fast (was in neutral), at the moment a lady and her small kid were crossing in front of my car, god knows what it would happened if i wouldn't move the gear to neutral. this is the third time last year it did the same thing in july when i was at the stop sign , the second time was this year in january when i came back home from work then i was parking when the car starting accelerating but i was holding up with concrete bar on the ground that is in my parking lot, at that time i shut the engine off, but it was not much of concern because i was not driving the car in the street. next day (5-5-14) took the car to the dealer, and they contacted kia to report this issue, on may 7 at 4:20 pm a gentleman from kia his name was [xxx] called me to get some information about this sudden acceleration and told him everything that happened and gave a case #2706364, then on 5-7-14 another gentleman from kia corporation called me, his name [xxx], and told me that he is in charge of my case now and will call me to let me know about the outcome of this, well he didn't call so i called him back on 5-15-14, (10 days later), he told me he was waiting for the dealership to call him, i went to the dealer and i was informed by ed the service manager that they were doing some tests, he called me later saying that he talked to [xxx] in kia corporation and he gave 11 point of inspection to do. situation should be investigated by nhtsa to avoid any future incidents that could cause some serious injuries or fatalities. information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HARWOOD HTS, IL. 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 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10598095

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 06, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . this is the second time i report this unintended acceleration, last month happened on may 4 , i documented in my previous complaint, they returned the car 5-21-14 they didn't find anything, on june 6 again the car accelerated when i was stepped on the brake and ready to put it in park, they told me to take the car to another dealer until now don't hear from them, called kia in california left messages no call back, today a got a hold with another person jenny, and she repeat like a broken record we cannot duplicate the problem but they still keep the car for a long time, i have a case # [xxx] the nhtsa should investigate this, like i explained to this lady engineers should look at this situation not the mechanic, is something to do with the computer, they just follow instructions and their machine tell them nothing is wrong, like i mentioned before in my other complaint this one is the fourth time that happened, what are we waiting that some people got kill to investigate, look at the problems that toyota and general motor had, they wait until people died then start doing something, thank you to this site that we could voice our concerns. *tr information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) updated 1/6/2015 *js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HARWOOD HTS, IL. 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 2011 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2011 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10598095

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on June 06, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . this is the second time i report this unintended acceleration, last month happened on may 4 , i documented in my previous complaint, they returned the car 5-21-14 they didn't find anything, on june 6 again the car accelerated when i was stepped on the brake and ready to put it in park, they told me to take the car to another dealer until now don't hear from them, called kia in california left messages no call back, today a got a hold with another person jenny, and she repeat like a broken record we cannot duplicate the problem but they still keep the car for a long time, i have a case # [xxx] the nhtsa should investigate this, like i explained to this lady engineers should look at this situation not the mechanic, is something to do with the computer, they just follow instructions and their machine tell them nothing is wrong, like i mentioned before in my other complaint this one is the fourth time that happened, what are we waiting that some people got kill to investigate, look at the problems that toyota and general motor had, they wait until people died then start doing something, thank you to this site that we could voice our concerns. *tr information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6) updated 1/6/2015 *js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in HARWOOD HTS, IL. 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 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10630450

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Sept 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph, the vehicle made a squealing and an unusual popping sound that emitted from the front of the vehicle. the contact was able to maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. the front tires had seized. the vehicle was towed to dealer. the technician diagnosed that the engine block bracket fractured. as a result, the technician recommended an engine replacement. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not notified about the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 82,273..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82273 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGR4A66B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Headlights

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Headlights Review #10639351

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the headlights were activated however, the illumination was extremely dim. the vehicle was taken to a dealer, who informed that both head lamps overheated which caused the reflector to melt. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000. the vin was unavailable. .Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BUTLER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Exterior Lighting Review #10639351

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Aug 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving at 55 mph, the headlights were activated however, the illumination was extremely dim. the vehicle was taken to a dealer, who informed that both head lamps overheated which caused the reflector to melt. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 62,000. the vin was unavailable. .Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in BUTLER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Wheels

Kia Optima 2011 Wheels Review #10644266

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with WHEELS . just weeks after purchasing my kia, it had to be brought back to replace cracked dash, heated steering wheel peeling, tires wearing on the outside, wiper blades sucked & you could not see out of them when it rain, cracked outside of sunroof seal, pulling to left side and surges. they put new tires, steering wheel & fixed the dash. the service manager stated the specs were within normal limits for the alignment & transmission. the outside of the sunroof is normal wear & tear & it will crack again, stated the sun cracks it! it has been in the service department 5 times! even though my car is still under warranty! i have had 4 set of tires & they wear on the outside, it stills pulls to the left & i was told the alignment is normal. 6 sets of new wiper blades & they say that's not a problem. my car surges & it has not even been addressed! in late september my check engine light came on the day after i had my oil changed, i took my car to my dealership service, they kept it, fixed the 'oil control valve" within 5 miles from my dealership, check engine light came back on. after a week & a half, my 'intake cvvt timing & my 'exhaust cvvt timing! my warranty will be up in the next few months & i am worried about what is going to happen next & then theres no warranty! there should be a recall on optima's steering to the left & on the tires either, alignment! i have went as far as contacting the georgia consumer protection, kia consumer hotline, us department of transportation, traffic safety, the attorney general's office. i have also contacted my local & national news station & will be meeting with them next week. if this does not raise a few questions, i will hire an attorney!! this is not about money, verses what is right!.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A66B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MCDONOUGH, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10644266

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . just weeks after purchasing my kia, it had to be brought back to replace cracked dash, heated steering wheel peeling, tires wearing on the outside, wiper blades sucked & you could not see out of them when it rain, cracked outside of sunroof seal, pulling to left side and surges. they put new tires, steering wheel & fixed the dash. the service manager stated the specs were within normal limits for the alignment & transmission. the outside of the sunroof is normal wear & tear & it will crack again, stated the sun cracks it! it has been in the service department 5 times! even though my car is still under warranty! i have had 4 set of tires & they wear on the outside, it stills pulls to the left & i was told the alignment is normal. 6 sets of new wiper blades & they say that's not a problem. my car surges & it has not even been addressed! in late september my check engine light came on the day after i had my oil changed, i took my car to my dealership service, they kept it, fixed the 'oil control valve" within 5 miles from my dealership, check engine light came back on. after a week & a half, my 'intake cvvt timing & my 'exhaust cvvt timing! my warranty will be up in the next few months & i am worried about what is going to happen next & then theres no warranty! there should be a recall on optima's steering to the left & on the tires either, alignment! i have went as far as contacting the georgia consumer protection, kia consumer hotline, us department of transportation, traffic safety, the attorney general's office. i have also contacted my local & national news station & will be meeting with them next week. if this does not raise a few questions, i will hire an attorney!! this is not about money, verses what is right!.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A66B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MCDONOUGH, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Steering

Kia Optima 2011 Steering Review #10644266

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . just weeks after purchasing my kia, it had to be brought back to replace cracked dash, heated steering wheel peeling, tires wearing on the outside, wiper blades sucked & you could not see out of them when it rain, cracked outside of sunroof seal, pulling to left side and surges. they put new tires, steering wheel & fixed the dash. the service manager stated the specs were within normal limits for the alignment & transmission. the outside of the sunroof is normal wear & tear & it will crack again, stated the sun cracks it! it has been in the service department 5 times! even though my car is still under warranty! i have had 4 set of tires & they wear on the outside, it stills pulls to the left & i was told the alignment is normal. 6 sets of new wiper blades & they say that's not a problem. my car surges & it has not even been addressed! in late september my check engine light came on the day after i had my oil changed, i took my car to my dealership service, they kept it, fixed the 'oil control valve" within 5 miles from my dealership, check engine light came back on. after a week & a half, my 'intake cvvt timing & my 'exhaust cvvt timing! my warranty will be up in the next few months & i am worried about what is going to happen next & then theres no warranty! there should be a recall on optima's steering to the left & on the tires either, alignment! i have went as far as contacting the georgia consumer protection, kia consumer hotline, us department of transportation, traffic safety, the attorney general's office. i have also contacted my local & national news station & will be meeting with them next week. if this does not raise a few questions, i will hire an attorney!! this is not about money, verses what is right!.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A66B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MCDONOUGH, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10645013

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Oct 12, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 75 mph at night with the cruise control activated, there was smoke coming from under the hood and the vehicle engulfed into flames. the fire department extinguished the fire. a police/fire report was filed and there were no injuries reported. the vehicle was destroyed and the cause of the fire was not determined. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 51,500. .Vehicle was on fire. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A61B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in MELBOURNE, FL. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2011 Structure Body Review #10662330

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the roof is rusting just above the windshield..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in CLEVELAND, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2011 Fuel/propulsion System

Kia Optima 2011 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10667508

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Dec 16, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . we were in my 2011 kia optima on a transition ramp from one freeway to another doing about 45 mph. as we rounded a turn we saw 2 cars and a tow truck on the side of the ramp we then hit a puddle (lake) that went across both lanes of this ramp. the water slowed us by maybe 20 mph with water shooting all around us. we then saw a truck coming down a on ramp to merge in front of us he hit another puddle and spun sideways and hit a guard rail. we pulled up next to him to see if he was alright and my car stalled. we could smell gas i thought it was coming from the truck and i wanted to move away from him. the car would not start, i had my 4 year old in the car and he was terrified and crying. luckily a tow truck pulled up behind us and blocked other cars from hitting us he pushed us out of the lane. when the car was taken to the kia dealer i found out there is a piece of (plastic or metal i don't know which) that runs down the center under the car, it holds the gas and hydraulic lines up from the front to the back, this piece is held in place with clips ( not bolts or screws ) the water pulled these clips free and my gas and hydraulic lines were pulled down, my gas line broke that was the gas i was smelling, it there had been a spark or flare it could have been fatal. this could also have happened if i was driving in snow. in my opinion this is a factory defect and should be covered under warranty. the dealer said no. so i have to pay $500 plus 5 days of car rental. i'm 59 i have driven every make of car i have never had this happen before..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 52347 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGN4A70B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in SANTA CLARA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2011 Engine

Kia Optima 2011 Engine Review #10676703

KIA OPTIMA 2011 car safety problem was reported on Jan 16, 2015.KIA OPTIMA 2011, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . tl-the contact owns a 2011 kia optima. the contact stated that while at a stop light, the vehicle stalled. the vehicle was able to be restarted. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the engine locked. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was 62,887.kr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62887 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A72B5. Kia Optima 2011 problem was reported in ORLANDO, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.


Kia Optima 2011 Systems


Air Bags 4 Review(s)

Electrical System 11 Review(s)

Electronic Stability Control 3 Review(s)

Engine 7 Review(s)

Equipment Adaptive 1 Review(s)

Exterior Lighting 7 Review(s)

Exterior Lighting Headlights 1 Review(s)

Fuel System, Gasoline 1 Review(s)

Fuel/propulsion System 1 Review(s)

Power Train 9 Review(s)

Power Train Driveline 1 Review(s)

Power Train Manual Transmission 1 Review(s)

Seat Belts 1 Review(s)

Seats 2 Review(s)

Service Brakes 4 Review(s)

Service Brakes, Hydraulic 1 Review(s)

Steering 22 Review(s)

Structure 1 Review(s)

Structure Body 5 Review(s)

Structure Body Roof And Pillars 1 Review(s)

Suspension 9 Review(s)

Tires 2 Review(s)

Unknown Or Other 2 Review(s)

Vehicle Speed Control 4 Review(s)

Visibility 3 Review(s)

Visibility Sun Roof Assembly 1 Review(s)

Wheels 3 Review(s)



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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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there is a burnt wire smell coming from near the gas tank area. It starting happening a few days ago. And now the check engine light has also appeared on. The smell only comes after running the car for long periods like 1hour. Anyone know where I

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