2014 KIA OPTIMA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2014 KIA OPTIMA Steering Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1040326
 Internal NHTSA #10564794
 ManufacurerKia Motors Corporation
 Model Year2014
 File date16/02/14
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemVehicle wanders from side to side on the highway, at highway speeds (60+ mph) and requires constant correction from left to right to maintain lane position. This has been a problem from the time we purchased it new less than 3 weeks ago. The steering is very hyper-sensitive at speed and a correction to the right requires a correction to left with no apparent "gray" or middle center area which would keep the vehicle in a straight line. Most of this is on very straight surfaces with little to no crown & camber on the road. Steering mode was changed by the dealer service dept. (at our request) from ex sport to ex standard, with minimal improvement. We replaced the oem tires, with upgraded tires. While traction and turning performance have improved, still no noticeable improvement in the wander. My wife refuses to drive the car on the highways, as she feels fear, stress and exhaustion from the constant correction during lengthy drives.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure612
Number of Occurences1
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateJURUPA VALLEY, 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 purchase18/02/20
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders4
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 Vehicle speed70
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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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