2015 KIA OPTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2015 KIA OPTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1542120
 Internal NHTSA #11183431
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 Model Year2015
 File date28/02/19
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemShortly after crossing over train tracks i noticed the car would not accelerate anymore. I looked at the dashboard and observed several lights on and the rpm was at 0. I rolled to a stop and tried to restart the engine several times with no luck. I had the car towed to a local kia dealership and they later told me that the engine failed. They said they are filing a claim with kia to see what they are going to do. I previously got a letter from kia that instructed me to have a dealership update the ecu so that the car goes into "limp home" mode if there is a problem. I have never experienced anything limp. The car was at 101000 miles when the breakdown occurred. Hopefully kia replaces the engine.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure101000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateVILLA PARK, IL
 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 purchase09/07/20
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
 Type of tire failure code
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 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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