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

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2012 KIA OPTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1225026
 Internal NHTSA #10778891
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelOPTIMA
 Model Year2012
 File date02/08/15
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving on i 95 on our way home from florida. We were passing fayettsville ,nc when my car engine made some knocking noise and then the engine light came on, before i can pull to the shoulder, the car stalled,lost power at 70 mls per hr. We were lucky no one hit us as i was slowly navigating to the shoulder. I had it towed to a kia dealership in fayettsville,nc. They said engine seized up and needs to be replace. The car has 71,000mls but kia denied my warranty claim so i end up paying $5,700 for a remanufactured engine.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure71000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateADAMSTOWN, MD
VIN pattern 5XXGN4A76CGXXXXXX
 Was vehicle invloved in a crash?N
 Was vehicle involved in a fire?N
 Was incedent reported to police?N
 Was medical attention required?N
 Was part original equipment?
No. of injured persons0
No. of fatalities0
 Date of purchase22/09/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed70
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 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
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 Dealer's telephone number
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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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