2013 KIA OPTIMA Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2013 KIA OPTIMA Service Brakes Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1183818
 Internal NHTSA #10716746
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 Model Year2013
 File date15/05/15
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemI was driving my car down a hill, i had the right of way so i did not need to engage my brakes at a stop light at the bottom of the hill. The emergency parking brakes automatically engaged for no apparent reason. I could have easily been hit because of this malfunction. I had to pull over in a parking lot and before i could park the car, it completely locked up as pulled in. I was forced to stop in this middle of a narrow parking lot blocking cars from being able to exit their spots. I called kia roadaide assistance, who instead of getting me help, transfered me to a local dealer who was unable to provide any help. Not only did my car fail me, kia cusotmer service did as well. .
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure17000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateMCLEAN, VA
 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 purchase29/05/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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 Vehicle speed30
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 Location of tire code
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 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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