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Kia Optima 2013 Power Train

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train Review #10476362

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with POWER TRAIN . 2013 kia optima. consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering to the right *tgw the consumer also stated, sometimes the belt made a squeaky noise. he also noticed a slight hesitation when pulling off from a red light or stop sign. *jb the consumer also stated the vehicle did not come with a key to open the trunk. updated 01/22/13.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10476362

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . 2013 kia optima. consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering to the right *tgw the consumer also stated, sometimes the belt made a squeaky noise. he also noticed a slight hesitation when pulling off from a red light or stop sign. *jb the consumer also stated the vehicle did not come with a key to open the trunk. updated 01/22/13.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling Engine Gasoline Belts And Associated Pulleys Review #10476362

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:GASOLINE:BELTS AND ASSOCIATED PULLEYS . 2013 kia optima. consumer writes in regards to vehicle steering to the right *tgw the consumer also stated, sometimes the belt made a squeaky noise. he also noticed a slight hesitation when pulling off from a red light or stop sign. *jb the consumer also stated the vehicle did not come with a key to open the trunk. updated 01/22/13.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10481066

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 18, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . at highway speeds vehicle is not stable. i have had it checked at the dealer and they say that everything is within specs. vehicle doesn't pull in one direction, but it has a hard time tracking down the road. slight imperfections, wind, or tire issues will cause the vehicle to dart left/right. an immediate correction on the steering wheel is required which is slightly more than required to return to center-line and thus requires another correction in the reverse direction. any deviation from the center-line requires two corrections and extreme vigilance on the steering wheel. it is easy characterized as a wandering, but is more accurately described as an unsettled issue at highway speeds. it is also most obvious at highway speeds around 70mph. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2800 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in POLK CITY, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10484776

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 23, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . new vehicle. the vehicle will not track in a straight line. the vehicle wanders (drifts) left or right. i constantly have to nudge the steering wheel slightly left or slightly right to keep the vehicle somewhere in the middle of the lane. this is a dangerous condition. i no longer take a mug of coffee with me as i drive to work. i have to keep my eyes directly on the road ahead, only glancing briefly in the rear view mirror or side mirrors to check traffic. it also does this at low speeds on residential streets. help! i am taking it back to the dealer a second time on 11/16. however, i have noticed many complaints on the web for the same vehicle, model and problem. it would seem there is no fix! has the nhtsa contacted kia about this problem? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A78D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in KATY, TX. 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 2013 Steering Review #10486711

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 24, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . about a day after i bought my brand new 2013 kia, i noticed that the vehicle veered to the left. i took it back that weekend to get an alignment and the dealer told me that it wasn't an alignment, but that the steering column was off. so, they adjusted that. when i took delivery of the vehicle again, the issue was still there. i took the car to them again, and this time, they said the steering wheel was twisted. i then moved from va to fl two days later. at this point i only had about 1200 miles on my car. during the trip, i noticed the steering doing the exact same issue. i called the dealer and asked them to just tell me what the issue was with the car. i was told that my vehicle was made with a batch of other vehicles that had this issue and there is a technical bulletin involved with it. she said its protocol to bring the vehicle in multiple times so that they can rule out certain issues. she stated the next step was to redo the suspension. unfortunately for me, i had to go to a different dealer for this because i was now in fl. also, unfortunately for me, the first dealer didn't record when i went in the first two times. so when i go to this new dealer at 2500 miles, they have no idea what i'm talking about, give me an alignment that doesn't solve the issue and send me on my way. this is truly ridiculous. i bought a new car to avoid these issues. and kia needs to own up and fix these steering wheel issues properly. i'm going back to the dealer again tomorrow. please recall this steering wheel issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 498 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10486711

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 24, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . about a day after i bought my brand new 2013 kia, i noticed that the vehicle veered to the left. i took it back that weekend to get an alignment and the dealer told me that it wasn't an alignment, but that the steering column was off. so, they adjusted that. when i took delivery of the vehicle again, the issue was still there. i took the car to them again, and this time, they said the steering wheel was twisted. i then moved from va to fl two days later. at this point i only had about 1200 miles on my car. during the trip, i noticed the steering doing the exact same issue. i called the dealer and asked them to just tell me what the issue was with the car. i was told that my vehicle was made with a batch of other vehicles that had this issue and there is a technical bulletin involved with it. she said its protocol to bring the vehicle in multiple times so that they can rule out certain issues. she stated the next step was to redo the suspension. unfortunately for me, i had to go to a different dealer for this because i was now in fl. also, unfortunately for me, the first dealer didn't record when i went in the first two times. so when i go to this new dealer at 2500 miles, they have no idea what i'm talking about, give me an alignment that doesn't solve the issue and send me on my way. this is truly ridiculous. i bought a new car to avoid these issues. and kia needs to own up and fix these steering wheel issues properly. i'm going back to the dealer again tomorrow. please recall this steering wheel issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 498 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MIAMI, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10487468

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Aug 22, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle would drift from side to side when being driven at various speeds. the contact stated that when traveling above 55 mph, the vehicle would become increasingly difficult to keep the vehicle straight. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where an alignment was performed but did not correct the failure. the vehicle was taken to a second dealer who suggested that they adjust the tire pressure. the tire pressure was adjusted but to no avail. the failure persisted. the failure mileage was 40 and the current mileage was 6,500..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A77DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MESA, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels Review #10491945

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with WHEELS . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that two months after purchasing the vehicle, the tire pressure warning light illuminated. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that the tire would need replacing. the vehicle did not come equipped with a spare tire, only a tire mobility kit that included an inflation device. the dealer advised that the failed tire could not be inflated and needed to be completely replaced. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 1,000. the current mileage was approximately 3,000. the vin was unavailable..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SYRACUSE, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10494657

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 02, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . car does not track straight while driving over 55mph. driver has to continually correct wheel to keep car straight on road. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A77DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in GULFORT, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10494657

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 02, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . car does not track straight while driving over 55mph. driver has to continually correct wheel to keep car straight on road. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A77DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in GULFORT, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10498327

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 09, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with SUSPENSION . i've owned this vehicle for about one week. within the first two days i noticed a slight drifting of the vehicle while driving above 40 mph, but dismissed it as being caused by the high winds that were occurring during that time. over the next few days, these drifting experiences lingered. the worst experience occurred 02/14/13, between 5:30pm and 6:15pm, a high traffic period, on a freeway which is currently under construction. after making a left turn from a traffic light onto the freeway, i proceeded into the left lane. within a few feet, or acceleration to 50 mph or so, the front wheels, began to pull toward the right. both of my hands were on the steering wheel the entire time, but i had to steer slightly left to correct to avoid going into the right lane. a few seconds later, the same scenario occurred as above. i next changed to the right lane as my exit was nearing. within 3/4 mile there is a slight curve left, which the car had issues cornering and again led to my having to steer to correct. this is safety concern, a serious one. this is not a random, every so often occurrence. it is daily, frequent, if i travel on a freeway or anytime speed limits are above 35 mph. there are other instances of what appear to be cornering issues. left turns are awkward if you follow proper procedure for turning into the lane closest to you. most turns end up wide, as if you're driving a wider chassis vehicle, i.e. a pick-up or suv. the steering defect even appears noticeable upon parking, as the steering wheel is always a hair off center when you park straight in a stall or space. in the city i reside in the state of nevada, constant road construction, lanes that change from horizontal to zig-zag every few feet, the last thing needed is a car that has any hint of a fault with steering or suspension. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10498327

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 09, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . i've owned this vehicle for about one week. within the first two days i noticed a slight drifting of the vehicle while driving above 40 mph, but dismissed it as being caused by the high winds that were occurring during that time. over the next few days, these drifting experiences lingered. the worst experience occurred 02/14/13, between 5:30pm and 6:15pm, a high traffic period, on a freeway which is currently under construction. after making a left turn from a traffic light onto the freeway, i proceeded into the left lane. within a few feet, or acceleration to 50 mph or so, the front wheels, began to pull toward the right. both of my hands were on the steering wheel the entire time, but i had to steer slightly left to correct to avoid going into the right lane. a few seconds later, the same scenario occurred as above. i next changed to the right lane as my exit was nearing. within 3/4 mile there is a slight curve left, which the car had issues cornering and again led to my having to steer to correct. this is safety concern, a serious one. this is not a random, every so often occurrence. it is daily, frequent, if i travel on a freeway or anytime speed limits are above 35 mph. there are other instances of what appear to be cornering issues. left turns are awkward if you follow proper procedure for turning into the lane closest to you. most turns end up wide, as if you're driving a wider chassis vehicle, i.e. a pick-up or suv. the steering defect even appears noticeable upon parking, as the steering wheel is always a hair off center when you park straight in a stall or space. in the city i reside in the state of nevada, constant road construction, lanes that change from horizontal to zig-zag every few feet, the last thing needed is a car that has any hint of a fault with steering or suspension. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels Review #10498327

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 09, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with WHEELS . i've owned this vehicle for about one week. within the first two days i noticed a slight drifting of the vehicle while driving above 40 mph, but dismissed it as being caused by the high winds that were occurring during that time. over the next few days, these drifting experiences lingered. the worst experience occurred 02/14/13, between 5:30pm and 6:15pm, a high traffic period, on a freeway which is currently under construction. after making a left turn from a traffic light onto the freeway, i proceeded into the left lane. within a few feet, or acceleration to 50 mph or so, the front wheels, began to pull toward the right. both of my hands were on the steering wheel the entire time, but i had to steer slightly left to correct to avoid going into the right lane. a few seconds later, the same scenario occurred as above. i next changed to the right lane as my exit was nearing. within 3/4 mile there is a slight curve left, which the car had issues cornering and again led to my having to steer to correct. this is safety concern, a serious one. this is not a random, every so often occurrence. it is daily, frequent, if i travel on a freeway or anytime speed limits are above 35 mph. there are other instances of what appear to be cornering issues. left turns are awkward if you follow proper procedure for turning into the lane closest to you. most turns end up wide, as if you're driving a wider chassis vehicle, i.e. a pick-up or suv. the steering defect even appears noticeable upon parking, as the steering wheel is always a hair off center when you park straight in a stall or space. in the city i reside in the state of nevada, constant road construction, lanes that change from horizontal to zig-zag every few feet, the last thing needed is a car that has any hint of a fault with steering or suspension. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10501159

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Aug 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle pulled to the left. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who advised the contact that they would rotate the tires. the vehicle was repaired. immediately after leaving, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was contacted. the failure mileage was approximately 75. the current mileage was approximately 1,500. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 75 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LADY LAKE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10502730

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 11, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . driving under normal conditions on a slow 35mph roadway and noticed optima pulls toward the crown (center) of the road (which is against slope). drove vehicle on 45mph and 60mph roadway and same situation. engine was replaced at 3,400 miles due to piston #3 failing. based on current issues to date, i would not purchase another optima. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3870 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in IMMOKALEE, FL. 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 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10503661

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 05, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50-55 mph, the sunroof glass exploded. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that the results of the inspection were inconclusive. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 12,000. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility/wiper Review #10503661

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 05, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50-55 mph, the sunroof glass exploded. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that the results of the inspection were inconclusive. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was contacted but offered no assistance. the failure and current mileages were approximately 12,000. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10504172

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 11, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with STEERING . regarding to the previous complaint, veh was taken to dealer on 3/15/2013 to adjust the alignment under warranty due to the alignment issue starting after the engine was replaced at 3,400 by the dealer. left the dealer and immediately noticed that the steering wheel was now turned to the left and the vehicle was pulling to the right. the car pulled to the right significantly. the same dealer was contacted on 3/18/13 regarding the issue. due to the recent engine replacement, one alignment trip and a distance of roughly 50 miles to the shop, the dealer authorized a loaner to be brought to my place of employment so that the driver could take the veh to he shop. veh was picked up that evening at the dealer and steering wheel seems to be level. there is still a left to right constant handling issue and vehicle seems to have a vibration under 35 mph. veh has now spent 11 days in the shop (9 days for engine replacement and 2 days for two alignments) and has been owned for just under 12 weeks. veh is also slow/sluggish leaving a stopped position and mpg's on cruise control set at 60mph have fallen from 33mpg to 29.5mpg since engine replacement. date complaint filed: 03/13/2013 component(s): engine and engine cooling date of incident: 03/11/2013 nhtsa id number: 10502730 manufacturer: kia motors corporation vehicle identification no. (vin): 5xxgn4a70dg... summary: driving under normal conditions on a slow 35mph roadway and noticed optima pulls toward the crown (center) of the road (which is against slope). drove vehicle on 45mph and 60mph roadway and same situation. engine was replaced at 3,400 miles due to piston #3 failing. based on current issues to date, i would not purchase another optima. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in IMMOKALEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10504172

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 11, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by KIA MOTORS CORPORATION had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . regarding to the previous complaint, veh was taken to dealer on 3/15/2013 to adjust the alignment under warranty due to the alignment issue starting after the engine was replaced at 3,400 by the dealer. left the dealer and immediately noticed that the steering wheel was now turned to the left and the vehicle was pulling to the right. the car pulled to the right significantly. the same dealer was contacted on 3/18/13 regarding the issue. due to the recent engine replacement, one alignment trip and a distance of roughly 50 miles to the shop, the dealer authorized a loaner to be brought to my place of employment so that the driver could take the veh to he shop. veh was picked up that evening at the dealer and steering wheel seems to be level. there is still a left to right constant handling issue and vehicle seems to have a vibration under 35 mph. veh has now spent 11 days in the shop (9 days for engine replacement and 2 days for two alignments) and has been owned for just under 12 weeks. veh is also slow/sluggish leaving a stopped position and mpg's on cruise control set at 60mph have fallen from 33mpg to 29.5mpg since engine replacement. date complaint filed: 03/13/2013 component(s): engine and engine cooling date of incident: 03/11/2013 nhtsa id number: 10502730 manufacturer: kia motors corporation vehicle identification no. (vin): 5xxgn4a70dg... summary: driving under normal conditions on a slow 35mph roadway and noticed optima pulls toward the crown (center) of the road (which is against slope). drove vehicle on 45mph and 60mph roadway and same situation. engine was replaced at 3,400 miles due to piston #3 failing. based on current issues to date, i would not purchase another optima. *tr .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in IMMOKALEE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Structure

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Review #10507024

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 18, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE . this is not a safety problem. the carpet has worn through (threadbare) just in front of the driver seat. i asked the dealer about it and the rep told me it happens with drivers that are six feet tall. the spot that is worn is on a raised surface (cover?) of some sort. a redesign to place a heay duty carpet piece in that part of the carpet or redesign the removable floor mat to cover the spot so it wouldn't wear out the underlying carpet. what to do for repair??? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A68CG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. 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 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10508148

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 14, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . vehicle wanders from side to side. it does not matter whether the road is flat or crowned. the steering is similar at any speed. returned to dealer on 11/27/2012 and they road tested the vehicle and stated that it handled normally. they found the toe slightly out of alignment and reset. they stated that the vehicle has electronic power steering and has a different feel then a conventional type. i am trying to change the way i have been steering cars for 59 years. the end result is the car still wanders on any road i drive on. seeing the other complaints in this file tells me that there is a problem with the steering on these cars. we need a fix. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NASHUA, NH. 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 2013 Steering Review #10509138

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle would drift independently if the steering wheel was not held tightly. the contact spoke with the dealer and was advised that the manufacturer had issued a new setting option for the steering wheel and that they would need to inspect the vehicle to apply the new setting. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the current mileage was 1,530. the failure mileage was not available. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in GURNEE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10510236

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 29, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . i was driving down the street in my 2013 kia optima when all of the sudden out of nowhere, my sunroof just shattered!!! when i called kia, they told me that it was aerodynamically impossible for the sunroof to just shatter and that a rock or a bird had to have hit it. i'm not sure what the aerodynamics has to do with the fact that it just shattered but, whatever. nothing hit it, it just shattered. it was the craziest, scariest feeling ever. i feel like that they think i'm just making it up so that i can get them to pay for it. that has nothing to do with it! both my girls were in the car with me and luckily my youngest only got a small cut on her leg. they need to find the problem!! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A64DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in DUNCAN, OK. 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 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10510392

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 06, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SUSPENSION . i bought this car brand new from gerald kia in aurora illinois. car pulls left then right. assumed it was out of alignment. made an appointment at obrien kia in champaign, il to check it out on weds, 5-8. made ap[pointment on tuesday, 4-30. looked on google and found out this is a problem on 11,12 and 13 optimas. there is even a video showing this problem on utube. i believe i bought a lemon. this is very dangerous, as if you look away for a second, you could hit someone head on. i want to give them there car back. also i can't get the part to come up. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 60 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A76DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in DANVILLE, IL, IL. 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 2013 Exterior Lighting

Kia Optima 2013 Exterior Lighting Review #10510732

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 05, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with EXTERIOR LIGHTING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the headlights flickered sporadically. the vehicle was not taken to the dealer. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure mileage was 5,600 and the current mileage was 5,900. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5600 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in ODENTON, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine

Kia Optima 2013 Engine Review #10511798

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 26, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . driving down interstate, engine made loud, clanking noise. pushed on gas and noise got louder and the car slowed down. car did not respond when gas pedal applied. turned on hazard lights and worked way over to outer lane and finally to side of road. was almost rear-ended when happened; car slowed way down. towed to dealership where purchased. replaced fuel pump but noise still occurring. a week later, informed had to replace engine. week later engine, and now parts, were on back order. following week, informed by dealership, kia would not put new engine in car because over 5,000 miles (only 6600). a remanufactured would be used. asked to see car and asked if they discovered what was wrong. engine out of car and completely apart. informed the "end" piston broke. looked at piston, and portion appeared to have broken off. they said the broken part had fallen inside and was causing noise. not happy with kia. doesn't seem like they stand behind their product... *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A77DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in STORM LAKKE, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10512335

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 12, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . as vehicle speed increases above 50 mph the vehicle drifts right or left thereby requiring constant steering corrections. it also becomes a strain on my arm. i spoke to kia's hq in california and they stated they have not had any other complaints. i finally got a case number from kia and am in the process of taking it to the dealer to see if they can diagnose and correct the problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A74DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in RIVERVIEW, FL. 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 2013 Steering Review #10512997

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 04, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . by reading up on the kia optima 2013 i now see that there are alot of complaints on the steering. it will only be a matter of time before numerous deaths will occur because its constant wandering on the road. it goes from left to right and a struggle to keep it between the lines. the troopers are going to stop you because they will think you are drunk and it is all the car. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A75DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WEIMAR, TX. 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 2013 Steering Review #10513456

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 22, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . i purchased this vehicle to commute every 3 weeks from phoenix to las angeles and travel i-10. i currently have 12,000 miles and the last 3 times i made the trip i have repeatedly almost lost control of the vehicle when traveling 70+mph from blithe, az to banning, ca. the car drifts, and is worse with wind gusts, it is close to impossible to keep from blowing off the road. only with immediate reduction in speed below 70-mph is there immediate control of the car. i contacted kia motor company and was told that they have no knowledge of this happening before and take it to my local dealer. i called the local dealer and was told they have no knowledge of this problem. i called a dealer in the indio, ca area and was told that they are aware of a problem and to bring it in on my next trip to ca. i was told that with the electronic steering and electronic stability control i might need adjustment or maybe there is a software upgrade for the computer inside the car. they would confirm that "all comparative values" are set properly with the "black box." *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SCOTTSDALE, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10513571

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 03, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . purchased a new 2013 kia optima on 4/30/13 and the car wanders left then you have to correct constantly. took back to the dealer twice and they tell me there is nothing wrong. afraid to drive on highway for fear of hurting someone. the car has 400 miles on it now. please help ,checked on internet and there are a lot of complaints for the same problem. [xxx] 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 80 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NEW CASTLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10514294

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 02, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . vehicle wanders at highway speeds. constant steering correction necessary. you cannot drive the car in a straight line. vehicle will dart to the left or right without any input from the steering wheel. this happens on perfectly flat roads with no wind. steering wheel is also turned to the left when driving straight. dealer says everything in spec. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FXXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10514355

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 29, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 65 mph, the sun roof glass shattered without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but the dealer was unable to diagnose the problem. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 9,100. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A67DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in DICKINSON, TX. 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 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10515141

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 04, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . while traveling in the morning to work while on the interstate, a loud sound like a bomb or explosion occurred in my car, then glass from my sunroof fell down. my sun roof on my 2012 kia optima exploded. the minute this happened i looked up because i could hear and feel air from up above. my sunroof was shattered in tiny pieces. the noise by itself was so startling and frightening that it could have caused an accident if i would have reacted to the sound somehow while driving. once pulled over, it was clear that the glass shattered out and up not downward so it was fairly apparent nothing landed on top of my roof to cause this. i filed a claim with my auto insurance. however, with that being said, i have now researched on the internet this issue and from what i am reading on line this has happened to many other people. i hope you are investigating this before this causes a real tragedy to someone's life! please! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A79CG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MARICOPA, AZ. 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 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10516104

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 27, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . while driving at or around 50 mph the car started drifting left then right. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A71D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH FORT MYERS, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine

Kia Optima 2013 Engine Review #10519827

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 12, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . driving on a city road during normal traffic (4:30pm est) my vehicle began to make large rattling noise from the engine compartment. at first i thought i had picked up somthing on the road, but as i accelerated/deccelerated the noise became louder/softer. i immediatley contacted my kia dealership. after speaking to the service manager he told me to bring the vehicle in next week since that would be the soonest it could be looked at. i informed him that i did'nt think i could even make it home let alone wait a week to bring the vehicle in. he stated i could drop it off, but it would not be looked at until next week. either way, within 10 miutes of driving a large banging noise went off under the hood, engine oil sprayed throught the engine compartment and i had complete loss of power. kia roadside assistance towed the vehicle to the dealership where they have informed me that the engine needs to be replaced. the vehicle is less than 2 weeks old and had 600 miles when this occured. i informed the dealership i would not want a vehicle with a replaced engine and they have informed me that is my only option. i will not be purchasing from kia again as there was no support from their corporate customer service either. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A63DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BRUNSWICK, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags Review #10523248

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 29, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the driver crashed into another vehicle and the air bags failed to deploy. the driver was taken to a hospital for treatment of neck injuries. it was unknown if a police report was filed. the vehicle was taken to an impound lot. the vehicle was not diagnosed for the cause of the air bag failure. the vehicle was destroyed. the approximate failure and current mileage was unknown. the vin was not available. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WOODBURY, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10533446

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 22, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . i recently purchased a new kia optima and i am having the same issues others are complaining about with the car not tracking properly by either veering to the left or to the right constantly. in my case, i notice it in city and highway driving. i brought it to the dealer, and they found nothing wrong, but after a long debate, they aligned the vehicle finding it to be off alignment slightly. i noticed no significant change in the problem, so i changed the tires since they install very poor quality oem tires. not much better as far as steering, but way better wet/dry road traction. i will be getting another alignment from an independent shop, but i feel there is a greater issue with the steering components, and based on all the complaints, kia needs to investigate this issue and come up with a fix a.s.a.p before someone gets hurt. i'm stuck with this car for 35 more months, hopefully, they'll come up with something soon. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 66 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH BERGEN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System Review #10534335

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Aug 04, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the air conditioning system failed and would not blow cold air. the failure was intermittent. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, who advised that they were aware of the failure but they had not determined a remedy. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 11,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SAINT PETERSBURG, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other Review #10537029

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Aug 21, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . steering wheel does not seem to react well with turning of the vehicle. parking the vehicle is uneven and not aligned to the center of parking stalls. steering wheel is loose as if steering a boat on a waterway. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A78DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BUENA PARK, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Structure

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Review #10537335

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Apr 19, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 40 mph, a noise was emitted from the driver's side window. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis where it was stated that the noise was normal. the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was notified. the approximate failure mileage was 20. updated 09-18-13 *bf updated 09/27/2013 *js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MENTOR, OH. Vehicle was purchased on Apr 18, 2013. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER'S NAME: MENTOR KIA . DEALER'S CITY: MENTOR . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 44060 .

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10542581

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 28, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . vehicle's steering will not stay on center. pulls primarily to the left, many times pulling me into the opposite lane of traffic. very dangerous. it's also physically exhausting on my arms constantly having to redirect the steering to center and attempt (unsuccessfully) to keep it there. as soon as the car is redirected from veering to the left, it then oversteers and veers to the right. there is no centering this vehicles steering. i've already taken the car in for service once for this issue and it wasn't corrected. i called kia service department and told the manager that i am aware of the many dozen complaints of this same issue with the kia optima and that i want it corrected. he then said he was not aware of this "issue" and told me he would look into it and get back to me. there was no follow up from him. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 150 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A62DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BULLVILLE, NY. 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 2013 Steering Review #10544500

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 19, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . vehicle will not track straight. vehicle wonders left and right at speeds of 40 mph or higher. has been doing this since i purchased it. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 175 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A76DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in RIVERVIEW, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10545035

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 18, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . on straight a ways the car wanders (pulls) from side to side and we have to continually turn the steering wheel back and forth to straighten the car out. the car will not track straight. we have to continually correct the steering. because we travel on a lot of 2 lane roads we are already considering trading the car because of safety concerns. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in ROCKTON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10549408

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 08, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SUSPENSION . car sways back and forth. hard to keep on the road. took it to the dealer they adjusted the steering from sport to standard. gave it a try and it still continued to handle terrible. took it back to the dealer again and left it for a few days. they keep telling me that the car is acting normal and that there is nothing wrong with it. the service manager made a comment that 5 gallons of gas and a match would fix the problem, then said he was kidding. i didn't find it funny because it only a matter of time before this car kills me or someone else. i hate the car and fear driving it. i've only had it 7months and it has about 5,500 miles on it. car still does it and i'm exhausted from trying to keep it on the road. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A79DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TUCKERTON NJ, NJ. 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 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10549408

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 08, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . car sways back and forth. hard to keep on the road. took it to the dealer they adjusted the steering from sport to standard. gave it a try and it still continued to handle terrible. took it back to the dealer again and left it for a few days. they keep telling me that the car is acting normal and that there is nothing wrong with it. the service manager made a comment that 5 gallons of gas and a match would fix the problem, then said he was kidding. i didn't find it funny because it only a matter of time before this car kills me or someone else. i hate the car and fear driving it. i've only had it 7months and it has about 5,500 miles on it. car still does it and i'm exhausted from trying to keep it on the road. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A79DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TUCKERTON NJ, NJ. 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 2013 Steering Review #10553946

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 01, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . 2013 kia optima. have the same issues with the steering, has been going on since i bought it. i drive for a living and fighting this problem is really getting stressful. i would suggest kia look into this issue before a major incident occurs due to a failure. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in FARIBAULT, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10555972

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 12, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . when traveling at speeds above 45 mph the cars steering wheel sticks at center. simultaneously the car wonders drastically on the road - to correct you try to steer the steering wheel, but with the sticking in the center your corrections cause drastic "back and forth". have taken the car in 3 times. all i am told is it is the alignment. nothing is fixed. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 9750 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A66DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in IDAHO FALLS, ID. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 62 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10556790

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 05, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 50 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the vehicle swayed independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vin was not available. the approximate failure mileage was 800. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 800 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in COLUMBIA, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train Review #10557299

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 21, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with POWER TRAIN . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that when attempting to accelerate from a complete stop, the traction control system would erroneously engage causing the vehicle to stall. the vehicle was able to be restarted. the failure was recurring over a six month period. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed that the vehicle was operating as designed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the problem. the approximate failure mileage was 2,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A75D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in POUGHQUAG, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10558260

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 07, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SUSPENSION . recently i leased a kia optima sx, after 1 week noticed the steering would drift from side to side in lane while steering wheel kept straight at center position. when correcting "drift" steering over compensates for correction and sways vehicle other way. have had car in for service 2 times in 2600 miles for this issue. first time they reset alignment, the 2nd service dept. says everything is within kia specs and there is nothing more they can do. car still "drifts"while on road most noticeably above 50-60 mph while on expressway, while somewhat present car acts more normally on street speeds under 45 mph. i have driven many vehicles with electric steering and this is the only vehicle that i have had problems getting to track straight. really disappointed in an otherwise very nice vehicle. i would really like to have my vehicle perform as it should and track properly while being operated. i feel this is a large safety concern especially while driving on snow as it causes the vehicle to want to travel into other lanes of traffic while driving. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1200 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WIXOM, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10558260

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 07, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . recently i leased a kia optima sx, after 1 week noticed the steering would drift from side to side in lane while steering wheel kept straight at center position. when correcting "drift" steering over compensates for correction and sways vehicle other way. have had car in for service 2 times in 2600 miles for this issue. first time they reset alignment, the 2nd service dept. says everything is within kia specs and there is nothing more they can do. car still "drifts"while on road most noticeably above 50-60 mph while on expressway, while somewhat present car acts more normally on street speeds under 45 mph. i have driven many vehicles with electric steering and this is the only vehicle that i have had problems getting to track straight. really disappointed in an otherwise very nice vehicle. i would really like to have my vehicle perform as it should and track properly while being operated. i feel this is a large safety concern especially while driving on snow as it causes the vehicle to want to travel into other lanes of traffic while driving. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1200 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WIXOM, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10559764

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 13, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . driving along on a main road, but not a highway, at about 45 mph. all of a sudden i heard a massive explosion. my sunroof had exploded. nothing hit me, it was just random. thank god it was closed or the glass would have shattered all over me. and now the dealership is saying that it's not covered and was my fault! the car is 4 months old. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in PLYMOUTH, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10562707

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 27, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . steering wheel stays straight but car wanders from left to right in lane. this is a common problem. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in DELAND, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10562752

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 29, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while at stop, the brake pedal was released and the vehicle surged as the engine rpm's increased without warning. the contact mentioned the brakes were engaged and was able to stop the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 3,000 and the current mileage was 19,000. updated 3/14/14*cn.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A70D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BLACKLICK, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on Dec 01, 2013. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER'S NAME: DENNIS KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 614-471-2900 . DEALER'S CITY: COLUMBUS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 43231 .

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10565171

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SUSPENSION . my kia gets stuck in a few inches of snow or any ice. slides easily in rain or icy or cold weather. i live in the midwest. i have been pushed by strangers, countless times, trying to get me out of subdivisions because this car will not move. i had to call a tow truck and he mentioned he had to tow 3 of these same fancy vehicles that were stuck in a small amount of snow. i am unable to park in my garage because the car is not dependable if any snow or ice is on the driveway. i drive for a living and i have been stuck in patient's driveways. they laugh and say the other nurses do not have any problems with their cars. this is humiliating. this car costs almost 40,000. it should be dependable instead it is unreliable and dangerous: other cars may run into me when my car starts sliding backwards on the streets. i have literally been stuck in the middle of the road. i have had to call in sick several times because my car will not back out a few feet from my driveway if there is 3 inches or more of snow on the ground. also the engine whines alot. it seems to lag in shifting and the rpm goes up to almost 4 before it will shift into 4th gear. i am afraid the engine will explode or blow up. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling

Kia Optima 2013 Engine And Engine Cooling Review #10565171

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING . my kia gets stuck in a few inches of snow or any ice. slides easily in rain or icy or cold weather. i live in the midwest. i have been pushed by strangers, countless times, trying to get me out of subdivisions because this car will not move. i had to call a tow truck and he mentioned he had to tow 3 of these same fancy vehicles that were stuck in a small amount of snow. i am unable to park in my garage because the car is not dependable if any snow or ice is on the driveway. i drive for a living and i have been stuck in patient's driveways. they laugh and say the other nurses do not have any problems with their cars. this is humiliating. this car costs almost 40,000. it should be dependable instead it is unreliable and dangerous: other cars may run into me when my car starts sliding backwards on the streets. i have literally been stuck in the middle of the road. i have had to call in sick several times because my car will not back out a few feet from my driveway if there is 3 inches or more of snow on the ground. also the engine whines alot. it seems to lag in shifting and the rpm goes up to almost 4 before it will shift into 4th gear. i am afraid the engine will explode or blow up. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train Review #10565171

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 20, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with POWER TRAIN . my kia gets stuck in a few inches of snow or any ice. slides easily in rain or icy or cold weather. i live in the midwest. i have been pushed by strangers, countless times, trying to get me out of subdivisions because this car will not move. i had to call a tow truck and he mentioned he had to tow 3 of these same fancy vehicles that were stuck in a small amount of snow. i am unable to park in my garage because the car is not dependable if any snow or ice is on the driveway. i drive for a living and i have been stuck in patient's driveways. they laugh and say the other nurses do not have any problems with their cars. this is humiliating. this car costs almost 40,000. it should be dependable instead it is unreliable and dangerous: other cars may run into me when my car starts sliding backwards on the streets. i have literally been stuck in the middle of the road. i have had to call in sick several times because my car will not back out a few feet from my driveway if there is 3 inches or more of snow on the ground. also the engine whines alot. it seems to lag in shifting and the rpm goes up to almost 4 before it will shift into 4th gear. i am afraid the engine will explode or blow up. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BLOOMINGTON, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10565575

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 24, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . i was driving down the freeway about 7:30am on my way to work, beautiful day probably about 60 degrees at the time. my sunroof literally exploded. it sounded like a gunshot blast. it scared the heck out of me, i am lucky i didn't get into an accident. nothing hit my car that is why i thought this was really strange. i dropped my car off at the dealer and of course they say they have never seen this before. i went on line and what do i fine? this has happened quit a bit. i am now waiting on kia's engineers to let me know if kia is going to take care of the damages. my car isn't even a year old. i am afraid to drive my vehicle now, what if this happens again? i need some help in getting this dangerous issue resolved. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 8100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A75DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LONG BEACH, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10566798

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . the sunroof on my 2013 kia optima exploded out wards raining broken glass down on my heard. the car was not struck by any object and no cars were ahead of me on the road. there was a slight creaking noise and then a violent explosion leaving an up turned crater in the glass roof. the car is currently at the dealer and they deny any knowledge of problems with any sunroofs dispute the recall on similar roofs on other kia and hyundai models. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WHITTIER, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Body Review #10566798

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . the sunroof on my 2013 kia optima exploded out wards raining broken glass down on my heard. the car was not struck by any object and no cars were ahead of me on the road. there was a slight creaking noise and then a violent explosion leaving an up turned crater in the glass roof. the car is currently at the dealer and they deny any knowledge of problems with any sunroofs dispute the recall on similar roofs on other kia and hyundai models. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A70DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WHITTIER, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10567162

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 07, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . i was on my way home one evening from work. there was no other vehicles in front of me but several behind me. i had just stopped at a stop light and had just started to speed up and there was a 'big boom/explosion', i had seriously thought it was a gun shot. then realized it was my sunroof. i pulled over to examine the sunroof and counted my blessings the sun visor covering was closed, otherwise could have been so much more serious. i could tell by the way the glass was pushed upward that nothing had hit it. but it was shattered in many, many pieces. i drove the car to the dealership immediately and left it in their hands. it took over two weeks to get it back (because i was told it was under investigation). i just hope they find out why this is happening in these kia's and get it resolved before someone gets severely injured or causes injury to someone else because of the fright it can cause and cause a serious accident. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10569154

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 12, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . i agree with the may 24, 2013 - scottsdale, az overview regarding wind. the car is easily affected and moves in the wind and is a challenge to stay straight in the lane. i feel like other drivers must think i am a drunk driver. the car does not really drift but the steering is sluggish with play and dead spots/harder to make first part of a turn, (almost like steering sticks). also as someone else said, the steering is a challenge on the highway at higher speeds and is hard to maintain in the lane.... may also be a suspension problem. it is easy to lose control at high speeds if the roadway is not perfect. constantly fighting the loose steering to the point where again, it looks like i am a drunk driver. increasing the air in the tires was of no help toward the steering stability. i spoke to the local kia dealer service manager (february 2012), and he noted that the conditions sounded typical of what he has heard with the newer model optimas which have the electronic steering. he was going to check with kia for their thoughts. no response yet. what ever happened to the good old tight, rack and pinion steering? enough of this mushy steering, this is supposed to be a sporty car... am i finding out that it is just good looks? i have owned and driven similar priced chrysler and ford products prior to this and never uncomfortable with the steering. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in AMBLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10569154

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 12, 2012.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SUSPENSION . i agree with the may 24, 2013 - scottsdale, az overview regarding wind. the car is easily affected and moves in the wind and is a challenge to stay straight in the lane. i feel like other drivers must think i am a drunk driver. the car does not really drift but the steering is sluggish with play and dead spots/harder to make first part of a turn, (almost like steering sticks). also as someone else said, the steering is a challenge on the highway at higher speeds and is hard to maintain in the lane.... may also be a suspension problem. it is easy to lose control at high speeds if the roadway is not perfect. constantly fighting the loose steering to the point where again, it looks like i am a drunk driver. increasing the air in the tires was of no help toward the steering stability. i spoke to the local kia dealer service manager (february 2012), and he noted that the conditions sounded typical of what he has heard with the newer model optimas which have the electronic steering. he was going to check with kia for their thoughts. no response yet. what ever happened to the good old tight, rack and pinion steering? enough of this mushy steering, this is supposed to be a sporty car... am i finding out that it is just good looks? i have owned and driven similar priced chrysler and ford products prior to this and never uncomfortable with the steering. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 3000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in AMBLER, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control Review #10573887

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . during the first inclement weather i endured with this car (late nov/early dec 2013) there was some snow and ice. i came to a stop then pulled out to turn right. the nearest traffic was 2 blocks away. as i tried to turn, my car stopped then started, stopped, started. the traffic was headed directly for me and blaring their horns. suddenly, my car lurched forward and went on its way. i experienced this again several times the same day and many more times since then during the course of this winter. it has happened on interstates, going up hills, making turns and driving slowly on slippery streets. i went to the dealer who told me it was supposed to do this; it was a safety feature. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 5000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WILMINGTON, DE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Tires Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems

Kia Optima 2013 Tires Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems Review #10574248

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with TIRES:PRESSURE MONITORING AND REGULATING SYSTEMS . car sometimes will not start when brake pedal is pressed & ing switch is pressed ??? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4234 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MOUNT PLEASANT, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System Review #10574248

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . car sometimes will not start when brake pedal is pressed & ing switch is pressed ??? *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 4234 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MOUNT PLEASANT, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels

Kia Optima 2013 Wheels Review #10574709

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with WHEELS . dear nexen & southwest kia 39650 lyndon b. johnson fwy, dallas, tx. 75237 (972) 283-9797: i am reaching out to your company in hopes of gaining resolution on a recent safety issue i experienced with your tires. on june 28th 2013 i purchased a motor vehicle from your dealership vin# [xxx], kia suv. unfortunately, the vehicle has not been satisfactory because on 3/14/14 i was driving in to work traveling at about 70 mph on the highway and the rear tire on the suv completely came apart to my dismay, leaving me driving on three good tires and a bare rim. 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 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNDJT2A60D7. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in DALLAS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph. DEALER'S NAME: NEXEN & SOUTHWEST KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (972) 283-9797 . DEALER'S CITY: DALLAS . DEALER'S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 75237 .

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10575108

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 25, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . there is a real problem with the handling of this vehicle when it is windy. it is a struggle to keep it on the road at any speed above 30mph. i'm having to avoid certain roads and bridges (i.e. tampa bay's sunshine skyway) due to the faulty and inconsistent response of the steering when driving in even the slightest wind. god forbid that a sudden gust come along!! i, too, have spoken with the dealership. their response is that this is a common complaint, but they don't have a solution. thinking that this issue should be addressed at the corporate level!! and soon!! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TRINITY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10575108

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 25, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SUSPENSION . there is a real problem with the handling of this vehicle when it is windy. it is a struggle to keep it on the road at any speed above 30mph. i'm having to avoid certain roads and bridges (i.e. tampa bay's sunshine skyway) due to the faulty and inconsistent response of the steering when driving in even the slightest wind. god forbid that a sudden gust come along!! i, too, have spoken with the dealership. their response is that this is a common complaint, but they don't have a solution. thinking that this issue should be addressed at the corporate level!! and soon!! *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TRINITY, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine

Kia Optima 2013 Engine Review #10575899

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 25, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with ENGINE . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact was driving 5 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was taken to the dealer but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. the manufacturer was not contacted about the issue. the failure mileage was 50 and the current mileage was 8000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in JOLON, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10576504

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 04, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . driving on highway at about 75 mph with out warning the car abruptly swerved to the left into the other lane towards the middle concrete barrier. was able to gain control without hitting barrier. returned to dealer told them about the issue and that we did not want the car anymore due to it being a death trap. they could not reenact the situation so therefore there was nothing wrong with the car. told them this car needed to be dissected to find out what happened before someone dies. they claimed they contacted kia and was told to call 800-333-4kia number they had not record of this issue. we no longer own the car and according to kia we no longer have a say in this vehicle. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 12600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A79DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in OCEAN PARK, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10576874

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Mar 07, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the steering wheel became difficult to maneuver as the vehicle swayed independently. the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be diagnosed however, the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 51,000 and the current mileage was 53,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 51000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A78CG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WOODSTOCK, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags Review #10578443

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 11, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with AIR BAGS . i was exiting to turn right onto the street when i looked down for a few seconds and hit the median head on. there was a big terra-cotta pot with a tree planted in it that i hit hard. it ripped the front bottom part of my car off and broke my transaxle. it wouldn't drive anymore and it totaled my car. none of the airbags ever came out even when i hit head on. i had to go to the hospital for a cscan. i ended up with a concussion for almost three months and still have a knot on my head. i was also wearing my seat belt. *tr.Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10584219

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . this has happened three times now, and just the third this past weekend so i am finally writing a complaint. my kia has a faulty map sensor, the dealer says, and when it goes out (about every 2 months) my car completely dies on me; i have no acceleration, brakes lock up and my power steering is gone. this is a very dangerous situation since two of the three occurrences have been on the highway. when it happens, i am forced to yank the steering wheel to a shoulder and let the car come to a stop. sometimes it restarts, sometimes it does not. in all three instances, my car has had to be towed. this is very dangerous for not only me by anyone in the car with me as well as any other kia driver's out there. i have filed my complaint with kia consumer affairs but they do not offer a replacement, just money. while i appreciate the offer, money does not do anything for my confidence in driving the car. it is a brand new car, just one year old. i fear for my life each time i drive my car but i have no other option, i drive a lot for work. all i am seeking is a replacement car, i love the car and all it offers but it does not perform well at all and i am very fearful of this. please help if you can or if you have had similar issues. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LAGRANGE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine

Kia Optima 2013 Engine Review #10584219

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . this has happened three times now, and just the third this past weekend so i am finally writing a complaint. my kia has a faulty map sensor, the dealer says, and when it goes out (about every 2 months) my car completely dies on me; i have no acceleration, brakes lock up and my power steering is gone. this is a very dangerous situation since two of the three occurrences have been on the highway. when it happens, i am forced to yank the steering wheel to a shoulder and let the car come to a stop. sometimes it restarts, sometimes it does not. in all three instances, my car has had to be towed. this is very dangerous for not only me by anyone in the car with me as well as any other kia driver's out there. i have filed my complaint with kia consumer affairs but they do not offer a replacement, just money. while i appreciate the offer, money does not do anything for my confidence in driving the car. it is a brand new car, just one year old. i fear for my life each time i drive my car but i have no other option, i drive a lot for work. all i am seeking is a replacement car, i love the car and all it offers but it does not perform well at all and i am very fearful of this. please help if you can or if you have had similar issues. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 10000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LAGRANGE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10587006

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 06, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 60 mph, he heard a very loud noise and after inspecting the vehicle he noticed that the sun roof had exploded. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where the technician verified the failure and replaced the sun roof. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the vehicle was repaired. the failure and current mileage was 15,369. updated 06/12/14 updated 07/15/14 ma updated 07/18/2014*js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15369 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A69DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LYNNWOOD, WA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES.Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. Kia Optima 2013 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER'S NAME: PERFORMANCE KIA . DEALER'S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 425-609-5600 .

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10588733

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . on 5/15/14 at approx. 0430am, while at a stop light, the vehicle experienced unintended acceleration. with my right foot on the brake pedal the car suddenly accelerated. because my foot was on the brake pedal the car moved less than two feet. i then placed the automatic transmission into neutral, where the motor rev'd to approx. 7000 rpm. i then immediately turned the car off, and then back on. after turning it back on, the car then resumed normal functions. later the same day i took the vehicle to my local kia dealership. according to the serviceman, a comprehensive analysis was performed, however they were unable to duplicate the issue. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 19700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A71DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA. 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 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10592244

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 23, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . my 2013 kia optima lx, which i bought new with only 7 miles, is hard to keep on a straight track at highway speeds. slight corrections have to be constantly made to the steering wheel to keep the car going in a straight path. this drifting will happen no matter how much the wind blowing or the type of road surface, it is definitely coming from the car. it's been happening since day one, but i chalked it up to the new tires needing to be broken in. now the car has 12,000 miles and tires have been rotated and the issue is still there. i've driven enough cars to know that this is not normal. now i find out that many other optima owners have this same steering issue. kia/hyundai corporate needs to come up with a comprehensive solution to this steering issue before someone has an accident. updated 11/24/2014 *js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 50 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MANDAN, ND. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Seat Belts

Kia Optima 2013 Seat Belts Review #10593389

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 18, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SEAT BELTS . i was attempting to get out of the car. i unbuckled my seatbelt and then leaned forward to pickup something off the floor. when i started to release the seatbelt and the shoulder strap pulled my head into the head rest my my neck. the more i pulled the seatbelt to loosen it, the tighter it got. nothing helped. finally my friend who had been driving, removed the side panel and then removed the locking mechanism on the seatbelt to release my neck. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 70545 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WINDER, 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 2013 Tires

Kia Optima 2013 Tires Review #10594402

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 21, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with TIRES . on nov 22nd my son was driving in detroit at 11pm when the back passenger tire blew. went to the trunk to get the spare and that's when we discovered it didn't come with a spare. next day got it towed and paid 234$ for a new tire. on dec 21st, husband driving home late hit a small pothole and blew the front passenger tire. got it towed and again 234$ for a new tire. on may 25th was driving my stepson home and blew the same front passenger tire. it took over 3 1/2 hours for the tow truck and since it was a holiday weekend i was without a car for two days. and this time it only cost me 211$ cuz i had a coupon. 3 tires in 6 months is not right! there's 2 other drivers at my house and they haven't had problems with driving on the roads! *tr.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A65DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MADISON HEIGHTS, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Engine

Kia Optima 2013 Engine Review #10595689

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on May 04, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ENGINE . during the second oil change at the dealership, i indicated that the vehicle's exhaust was very strong and was coming into the vehicle both at speed and while sitting. the service technician stated that the vehicle needed to have only premium fuel in it to stop the issue. the owners manual does not state that this is the case but in order to prevent the strong exhaust, we switched to only use premium fuel which prevented the majority of the strong fumes but not all. in getting the vehicle's third oil change, the oil was extremely dirty and the service technician stated that he had seen no reason why a vehicle of such low mileage should have oil anywhere near the condition that it did. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3FAHP0HA8AR. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10598802

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . i have found the traction control to be too drastic at times. when pulling on to a highway there is usually a small bump (difference in height, about 2", between the road and the parking area). if i'm accelerating (which you usually have to do to get onto a busy road), when the car goes over the "small bump" the traction control kicks in and the car loses a lot of the power you need to avoid the oncoming traffic. the traction control causes the car to come to a "rolling stop". this seems a little too extreme to me and i feel like this will cause an accident and potential loss of life. i have owned 4 other cars with traction control (2 saturns, 1 corvette, and a kia forte). none of the vehicles mention had an issue like this. usually the traction control will "gradually" slow down the wheel or wheels that are turning faster than required. the optima almost comes to a complete stop, losing 95% of it's power on june 6, 2014 i returned the car to the dealer (fette kia). i was able to reproduce the problem and they said this was how the car was designed. the issue has occurred numerous times the date above was used to complete the form. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LITTLE FALLS, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control Review #10598802

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . i have found the traction control to be too drastic at times. when pulling on to a highway there is usually a small bump (difference in height, about 2", between the road and the parking area). if i'm accelerating (which you usually have to do to get onto a busy road), when the car goes over the "small bump" the traction control kicks in and the car loses a lot of the power you need to avoid the oncoming traffic. the traction control causes the car to come to a "rolling stop". this seems a little too extreme to me and i feel like this will cause an accident and potential loss of life. i have owned 4 other cars with traction control (2 saturns, 1 corvette, and a kia forte). none of the vehicles mention had an issue like this. usually the traction control will "gradually" slow down the wheel or wheels that are turning faster than required. the optima almost comes to a complete stop, losing 95% of it's power on june 6, 2014 i returned the car to the dealer (fette kia). i was able to reproduce the problem and they said this was how the car was designed. the issue has occurred numerous times the date above was used to complete the form. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LITTLE FALLS, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Traction Control System

Kia Optima 2013 Traction Control System Review #10598802

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 14, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM . i have found the traction control to be too drastic at times. when pulling on to a highway there is usually a small bump (difference in height, about 2", between the road and the parking area). if i'm accelerating (which you usually have to do to get onto a busy road), when the car goes over the "small bump" the traction control kicks in and the car loses a lot of the power you need to avoid the oncoming traffic. the traction control causes the car to come to a "rolling stop". this seems a little too extreme to me and i feel like this will cause an accident and potential loss of life. i have owned 4 other cars with traction control (2 saturns, 1 corvette, and a kia forte). none of the vehicles mention had an issue like this. usually the traction control will "gradually" slow down the wheel or wheels that are turning faster than required. the optima almost comes to a complete stop, losing 95% of it's power on june 6, 2014 i returned the car to the dealer (fette kia). i was able to reproduce the problem and they said this was how the car was designed. the issue has occurred numerous times the date above was used to complete the form. *tr.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A76D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LITTLE FALLS, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10608626

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 01, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the vehicle had a sudden loss of power and speed reduction intermittently. the contact experienced the vehicle decelerating and had to depress the acceleration pedal to increase speed. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on several occasions and the failure was not able to be replicated. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 1,000. updated 09/15/14*lj updated 1/8/2015 *js.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A77D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in ST ROBERT, MO. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. Kia Optima 2013 drive type:FWD. Kia Optima 2013 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER'S NAME: NICK (KIA MOTORS) . DEALER'S CITY: ROLLA . DEALER'S STATE CODE: MO. DEALER'S ZIPCODE: 65401 .

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility Sun Roof Assembly Review #10610656

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving 70 mph, the sun roof exploded. the fractured glass penetrated the vehicle interior however, the contact did not sustain any injuries. the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 22,000..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A72DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in PONTIAC, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10615564

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . when stopped at a stop sign or light and trying to go after the light turns green accelerator won't go down and move car forward because it sticks and i have to take foot off accelerator and push it down again to get it to go. this is now happening every day from time to time. taking it to the dealer tomorrow because i found no recalls on this car listed yet..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A62DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BEDFORD, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10615564

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . when stopped at a stop sign or light and trying to go after the light turns green accelerator won't go down and move car forward because it sticks and i have to take foot off accelerator and push it down again to get it to go. this is now happening every day from time to time. taking it to the dealer tomorrow because i found no recalls on this car listed yet..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A62DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BEDFORD, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other Review #10615564

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on July 21, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . when stopped at a stop sign or light and trying to go after the light turns green accelerator won't go down and move car forward because it sticks and i have to take foot off accelerator and push it down again to get it to go. this is now happening every day from time to time. taking it to the dealer tomorrow because i found no recalls on this car listed yet..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11205 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A62DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in BEDFORD, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Service Brakes

Kia Optima 2013 Service Brakes Review #10616338

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 06, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with SERVICE BRAKES . the front brakes on this vehicle lock up really easily on slick roads, they are extremely dangerous. i took my vehicle to the dealer but they claimed they were operating to specifications for the optima. i'm speculating, but they appear to work as though some engineer set them up to work on roads that don't have ice or snow on them, not really understanding or realizing that we have ice and snow on our roads, here in the usa. i don't know where this vehicle was designed or engineered, but it really appears to me that ice and snow covered roads were not accommodated for. i think they are extremely dangerous and have a great deal of difficulty stopping the vehicle on icy, or snow covered roads safely and without the front wheels skidding out of control. the anti-lock feature does release them but as soon as they apply again they go into a skid. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in GREENDALE, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10616578

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 26, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors Corporation had a problem with STEERING . i purchased a 2013 kia optima from a local dealer who was selling it second-hand. the car has 13,500 miles on it at purchase. when test driving the vehicle i went in a small circle that included only very minimal highway driving. on june 26,2014 my family left for a 5 hour trip to charleston, sc. it was on this trip i started noticing very early on that i was having to constantly correct the steering to the left and then back to the right, over and over and over again...all the way down to charleston. since noticing this problem has been an issue every single time i've driven the car on the highway, and it has resulted several times in me veering into the lane beside whether to the left or right. i literally have to continuously micro-steer the car just to keep it within the lane it's supposed to be in. there is absolutely no play in the steering whatsoever. you cannot look in your side view or rear view mirror without the car drifting to the right or left. there is a serious problem with the steering in the 2013 optimas. i know for a fact that there have been many complaints about this to kia, and kia does nothing about it because they say it's within specs. there will be many head on crashes where cars cross the center lane because of this steering, and im sure many fatalities will result. i can promise you this will happen if it already hasn't. there are certain 2013 kia/hyundai models that have had this same problem reported. 2013 was the first year kia/hyundai utilized electronic steering. 2014 and newer models also have electronic steering but they have three steering modes on them to adjust the steering. this problem is specific only to 2013 models. there absolutely needs to be a recall and something done about this before someone is killed. it will happen, and i will be keeping this correspondence for my own future legal protection..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 13500 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in GRAHAM, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train Review #10631562

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Aug 22, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with POWER TRAIN . our vehicle changes gears from automatic to manual shift on its own while the car is in driving and the vehicle is moving. this has happened 5 times. after the 1st occurrence we contacted our dealer to notify them of the issue. we were told unless the issue happens again and they see it, nothing can be done. well since then the issue has happened 4 more times. the last occurrence, we took the car to the dealer and then were advised to contact kia consumer affairs to have them authorize the dealer to inspect the issue. the dealer provided a loaner vehicle at that time of drop off. after 2 weeks or inspecting the vehicle and with a diagnostic test done, it was deemed that the car was operable and safe. my wife, who drives the vehicle, feels no confidence and safety to drive the car. i have reached out to consumer affairs again to discuss options upon which i was told a few times there was nothing further to do and that if the issue happens again we should bring the car back to the dealer. this would then bring us back to step 1 again and the possibility of nothing being resolved. i cannot accept that as my final answer. if the vehicle slows suddenly and an accident occurs, we would have a different discussion. i cannot accept the fact that it would take an accident to occur before real action is done. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in STONE MOUNTAIN, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags

Kia Optima 2013 Air Bags Review #10644010

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 24, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with AIR BAGS . i was involved in a mva accident on 9/24/2014. i was stopped at a light, facing east, turning to go north, in sc ia a man ran a red light, coming westbound at a high rate of speed hit the traffic going south bound which in turn the 1993 ford explorer hit me head on. pushed my 2013 kia optima 40ft from the light. the impact was pretty intense and i was hit head on and no air bags deployed, as i looked in the back seat my back seats were laying down, before the impact they were in a up position and fully locked..updated 10/17/14 *bf .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11424 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):KNAGM4A79D5. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SIOUX CITY, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility/wiper

Kia Optima 2013 Visibility/wiper Review #10648545

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VISIBILITY/WIPER . at a 4 way stop, (stop signs only) the car to my left was completely obscured by the side mirror and window housing. street lights absorbed his headlights, car was dark blue. after looking both ways i let off the gas to proceed through the intersection to see a dark object right in front of me. i braked but we made contact scraping the paint from my bumper. i will say i just moved here from a larger town that only had stop lights so i had not noticed this problem before. i am 5'2" tall which also puts my eye level directly line of sight with the side mirror. it's a problem..Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A63DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TROY, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10649633

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Jan 15, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . very hard to keep on a straight track at highway speeds. sight corrections have to be constantly made to the steering wheel to keep the car going in a straight path. this drifting will happen no matter how much the wind blowing or the type of road surface, it is definitely coming from the car. it's been happening since day one. ive tried reducing the air pressure in my tires and it helped a little, but only a little. i took it to the dealer and they said nothing was wrong. this is not normal. now i find out that many other optima owners have this same steering issue. kia/hyundai corporate needs to come up with a comprehensive solution to this steering issue before someone has an accident. request research help.0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NAPLES, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System Wiring

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System Wiring Review #10653049

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the horn activated intermittently. the dealer diagnosed that the wires needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the vehicle was repaired on numerous occasions. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 14,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A68DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in YONKERS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Communications Horn Assembly

Kia Optima 2013 Communications Horn Assembly Review #10653049

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with COMMUNICATIONS:HORN ASSEMBLY . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that the horn activated intermittently. the dealer diagnosed that the wires needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. the vehicle was repaired on numerous occasions. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 14,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 14000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGR4A68DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in YONKERS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10653701

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 20, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . problem is ongoing. vehicle wanders at highway speeds. constant steering correction necessary. you cannot drive the car in a straight line. this happens on perfectly flat roads with no wind. the vehicle drifts independently if the steering wheel was not held tightly. i constantly have to nudge the steering wheel slightly left or slightly right to keep the vehicle somewhere in the middle of the lane. it becomes a strain on my arms and my wrists ache after a long drive. there are so many complaints about this problem. why isn't kia adressing this issue? i don't trust going to the dealer because, from all the revews, it seems like nothing is or can be done. i had a hyundai sonata for years and loved it. i went with the kia due to the new look, paying good money for a quality car. something needs to be done bot this problem!!! .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LOGAN TOWNSHIP, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System

Kia Optima 2013 Fuel/propulsion System Review #10654184

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM . about 1 month ago my fuel pump went out. i have a 2013 kia optima. i was at 62,000 miles when it went out, which meant it was not covered under warranty. i had it replaced at the local dealership, it cost around $800.00 to replace. now less that 2 months later i am having some hesitation and jerking in the car. had the car troubleshoot and it's not the temp sensor. the car is too new for things like this to happened. once i get rid of it, i will never buy another kia, or will i allow my family and friend to. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TUSCALOOSA, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other Review #10654184

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 22, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . about 1 month ago my fuel pump went out. i have a 2013 kia optima. i was at 62,000 miles when it went out, which meant it was not covered under warranty. i had it replaced at the local dealership, it cost around $800.00 to replace. now less that 2 months later i am having some hesitation and jerking in the car. had the car troubleshoot and it's not the temp sensor. the car is too new for things like this to happened. once i get rid of it, i will never buy another kia, or will i allow my family and friend to. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 62000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in TUSCALOOSA, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other Review #10658653

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . vehicle is hard to hold straight at higher speeds. the steering locks into a position and requires extra effort to turn the wheel causing over correction. this causes mental and physical fatigue on longer trips and could cause an accident..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in OAKLAND PARK, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10658653

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 17, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . vehicle is hard to hold straight at higher speeds. the steering locks into a position and requires extra effort to turn the wheel causing over correction. this causes mental and physical fatigue on longer trips and could cause an accident..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in OAKLAND PARK, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Seat Belts

Kia Optima 2013 Seat Belts Review #10660220

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 21, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SEAT BELTS . rear seat belts in cloth seat configuration do not hold the buckle in an exposed position so that a child or an adult can reasonably operate it. most vehicles have a plastic sheath that hold the buckle exposed so that it is accessible. it is almost impossible to put a child seat on the seat and then attempt to buckle a child in place. this design is a safety hazard as users will be frustrated and omit using the rear seat belts..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17904 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A7XDG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in WILLIAMSBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10660560

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Sept 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SUSPENSION . when i first bought the car in july 2013, it was less then two weeks and i told them at century kia something was wrong with the steering. i later took it and had the alignment looked at i was told it was off just a little bit on the passenger side. about two months later it is swaying all over the road, i called century kia and spoke with their repair department and explain the problem to him and he suggested it sound like maybe a suspension problem and i told him it was an alignment issue but he told me they would need to check it out to make sure, i was going to take it somewhere else to see if it's the same thing but will allow them to look at it again. hopefully i will get some real help because i really like my car as well. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in SPRING HILL, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10661623

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 11, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. while driving 50 mph, the steering wheel seized. once the contact was able to move the steering wheel, he lost control and the vehicle swerved from left to right. as a result, both front tires were beginning to wear. the failure recurred multiple times. the dealer replaced the steering system. the failure recurred. the vin was unavailable . the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 2,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 2000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in LOGAN SPORT, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train

Kia Optima 2013 Power Train Review #10662165

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 23, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with POWER TRAIN . the traction control system is designed so poorly that when i pull into traffic from a stop i have to disable the system completely or risk being a sitting duck in the middle of an intersection. it seems that if the traction control system detects any amount of tire slippage it cuts power to both wheels completely. your instinct is to press the accelerator harder to make the car get out of the intersection which causes the wheels to slip when the car reapplies power and the whole problem starts again and you are still in the intersection. the power is cut so dramatically that it is almost as if the brakes are being applied and vehicle occupants lurch forward. after a second or two the vehicle gradually reapplies power. the only way to avoid this is to disable the system which has to be done each time you start the car. if you forget to disable it you are fumbling on the dash while driving to disable it. when i reproduced the event at the dealership they said that this was how the system is designed to work. all it takes is a couple rocks on the ground, a little rain, or even a heavy fog and the system will completely kill the power for between 1 - 2 seconds when you start off from a stand still..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in HOUMA, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control

Kia Optima 2013 Electronic Stability Control Review #10662165

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on June 23, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL . the traction control system is designed so poorly that when i pull into traffic from a stop i have to disable the system completely or risk being a sitting duck in the middle of an intersection. it seems that if the traction control system detects any amount of tire slippage it cuts power to both wheels completely. your instinct is to press the accelerator harder to make the car get out of the intersection which causes the wheels to slip when the car reapplies power and the whole problem starts again and you are still in the intersection. the power is cut so dramatically that it is almost as if the brakes are being applied and vehicle occupants lurch forward. after a second or two the vehicle gradually reapplies power. the only way to avoid this is to disable the system which has to be done each time you start the car. if you forget to disable it you are fumbling on the dash while driving to disable it. when i reproduced the event at the dealership they said that this was how the system is designed to work. all it takes is a couple rocks on the ground, a little rain, or even a heavy fog and the system will completely kill the power for between 1 - 2 seconds when you start off from a stand still..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A73DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in HOUMA, LA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other

Kia Optima 2013 Unknown Or Other Review #10666990

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 15, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with UNKNOWN OR OTHER . shortly after getting onto the freeway on my way to work in the morning i heard a loud pop followed by what sounded like light rain hitting the car and the roar of the freeway. we quickly pulled the car to the side of the freeway and upon looking at the roof of the car there was a huge hole in the center of the car's sun roof with sharp shards of glass tilted towards the sky and large cracks extending from one side of the sunroof frame to the other. conditions were raining, 7:30am and about 50 degrees f outside. the canvas screen was closed to catch the falling glass so no glass fell into the passenger compartment of the car. there were no injuries, and no debris or other cars in the area. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 30000 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in OAKLAND, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System

Kia Optima 2013 Electrical System Review #10668706

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Nov 18, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with ELECTRICAL SYSTEM . tl* the contact owns a 2013 kia optima. the contact stated that while driving at approximately 35 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. the vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the eternal sault pcm system needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired however, the failure recurred. the vehicle was towed back to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 20,000. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A74DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in ENGLISH TOWN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10669214

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . having purchased the car on 12/11/14 my daughter did not have much experience driving the car.... on december 27 she "lost control" of the car, and ran into the wall on a busy highway in chicago. the accident occurred on a dry evening, and she emphatically states that she does not know how she lost control of the car, and that it was pulling to the left. the only rationale conclusion was that she might have had a tire blow out. that is, until a friend recommended i check the web, and check if others may have been or are experiencing the same thing. although i had done my due diligence when researching the car e.g. recalls, known problems, etc. prior to purchasing this car, i did not check specifics such as steering. long of the short, two days after the accident and when i googled steering problems, this site http://www.carcomplaints.com/kia/optima/2013/steering/steering.shtml was one of the first to show up. i was amazed to find 35 complaints in reference to the same steering issue. after reading the complaints i am i convinced that this steering issue is the contributor to my daughter⿿s accident. it is the only logical explanation other than a blow out. i think this may be a result of the steering problems associated with the 2013 optimas. i wonder how many accidents or deaths it is going to take for kia to admit something is not right and do the responsible thing? it sounds as though there needs to be a manufacturers⿿ recall before a fatal accident occurs, if it hasn't already .... .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A75DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH AURORA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension

Kia Optima 2013 Suspension Review #10669214

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with SUSPENSION . having purchased the car on 12/11/14 my daughter did not have much experience driving the car.... on december 27 she "lost control" of the car, and ran into the wall on a busy highway in chicago. the accident occurred on a dry evening, and she emphatically states that she does not know how she lost control of the car, and that it was pulling to the left. the only rationale conclusion was that she might have had a tire blow out. that is, until a friend recommended i check the web, and check if others may have been or are experiencing the same thing. although i had done my due diligence when researching the car e.g. recalls, known problems, etc. prior to purchasing this car, i did not check specifics such as steering. long of the short, two days after the accident and when i googled steering problems, this site http://www.carcomplaints.com/kia/optima/2013/steering/steering.shtml was one of the first to show up. i was amazed to find 35 complaints in reference to the same steering issue. after reading the complaints i am i convinced that this steering issue is the contributor to my daughter⿿s accident. it is the only logical explanation other than a blow out. i think this may be a result of the steering problems associated with the 2013 optimas. i wonder how many accidents or deaths it is going to take for kia to admit something is not right and do the responsible thing? it sounds as though there needs to be a manufacturers⿿ recall before a fatal accident occurs, if it hasn't already .... .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A75DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH AURORA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Body

Kia Optima 2013 Structure Body Review #10669214

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 27, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STRUCTURE:BODY . having purchased the car on 12/11/14 my daughter did not have much experience driving the car.... on december 27 she "lost control" of the car, and ran into the wall on a busy highway in chicago. the accident occurred on a dry evening, and she emphatically states that she does not know how she lost control of the car, and that it was pulling to the left. the only rationale conclusion was that she might have had a tire blow out. that is, until a friend recommended i check the web, and check if others may have been or are experiencing the same thing. although i had done my due diligence when researching the car e.g. recalls, known problems, etc. prior to purchasing this car, i did not check specifics such as steering. long of the short, two days after the accident and when i googled steering problems, this site http://www.carcomplaints.com/kia/optima/2013/steering/steering.shtml was one of the first to show up. i was amazed to find 35 complaints in reference to the same steering issue. after reading the complaints i am i convinced that this steering issue is the contributor to my daughter⿿s accident. it is the only logical explanation other than a blow out. i think this may be a result of the steering problems associated with the 2013 optimas. i wonder how many accidents or deaths it is going to take for kia to admit something is not right and do the responsible thing? it sounds as though there needs to be a manufacturers⿿ recall before a fatal accident occurs, if it hasn't already .... .Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGM4A75DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in NORTH AURORA, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control

Kia Optima 2013 Vehicle Speed Control Review #10669952

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Oct 31, 2013.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL . if the wheels slip slightly when accelerating from a stopped position, the car looses all power and stops. i realize that there are skid control mechanisms, but this is not safe. i brought it to the kia dealer in denville nj and they claim it is "normal". this morning, i pulled out onto a busy road and the tires slipped slightly on the wet surface. the car lost power and stopped. i can close to causing an accident when it should have been safe for me to enter the road. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 18000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):15XXGN4A77D. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in RANDOLPH, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10671358

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Dec 02, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . impossible to hold the car on a straight track. will drift left,when attempting to correct to a straight track,the steering requires so much force to correct that the result is an over correction to the right. this scenario repeats forever. the steering sticks and cannot be held in a straight line..0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22400 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5XXGN4A74DG. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in CARLISLE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Kia Optima 2013 Steering Review #10676189

KIA OPTIMA 2013 car safety problem was reported on Feb 10, 2014.KIA OPTIMA 2013, manufactured by Kia Motors America had a problem with STEERING . i purchased the vehicle with 22000 miles. on my first relatively long trip, i got up to highway speeds and noticed that the car has no straight position. it needs constant adjustments, either left or right (mostly right ). the vehicle has been checked for alignment discrepancies, but everything is within manufacturer specifications. there needs to be an update to the electing power steering module/steering angle sensor. this is a potentially life threatening design flaw. how many complaints until you listen, kia? we the people call upon the appropriate authorities to help in resolving the issue. .0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 22500 miles. Kia Optima 2013 problem was reported in MARIETTA, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 70 mph.


Kia Optima 2013 Systems


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Seat Belts 2 Review(s)

Service Brakes 1 Review(s)

Steering 38 Review(s)

Structure 2 Review(s)

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Suspension 13 Review(s)

Tires 1 Review(s)

Tires Pressure Monitoring And Regulating Systems 1 Review(s)

Traction Control System 1 Review(s)

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Vehicle Speed Control 6 Review(s)

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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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