2012 KIA OPTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2012 KIA OPTIMA Engine And Engine Cooling Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID900537
 Internal NHTSA #10442732
 Model Year2012
 File date25/12/11
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving the vehicle on city streets with the check engine light on, when all of a sudden during a turn in an intersection the engine shut off. The car stopped in the middle of the intersection and i could not restart the engine though the vehicle had power. I had to exit the vehicle and manually push it to safety through the intersection and to the curb on the other side. I was safe during this incident only because it was a small intersection with little traffic. If the problem had occurred in a major intersection or on the freeway, then my safety could have been in serious jeopardy. The dealership fixed a bad coil and some bad wire in the spark plug, but they are not confident on what the origin of the problem was even after speaking with kia technicians. Yet they have asked me to take the car and continue to drive it to see if it happens again. I don't believe that this is a minor problem and if it happens again this problem could possibly cause major injury or bodily harm. I do not feel safe continuing to drive this vehicle without extensive testing so i have asked kia for a replacement vehicle (car only had 200 miles on it when incident occurred) but they have refused to do so.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure200
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateDOWNEY, CA
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase14/07/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed20
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
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  • What is Recall?

    A recall is when a product is removed from the market or a correction is made to the product because it is either defective or potentially harmful.
  • What is Failure?

    Failure is the state or condition of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, and may be viewed as the opposite of success. Product failure ranges from failure to sell the product to fracture of the product, in the worst cases leading to personal injury, the province of forensic engineering.
  • What is Defect?

    Non-conformance of a car component with the specified requirements, or non-fulfillment of user expectations, including the safety aspects.
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