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

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2015 KIA OPTIMA Engine Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1544502
 Internal NHTSA #11185458
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelOPTIMA
 Model Year2015
 File date07/03/19
 ComponentENGINE
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemOn march 7th 2019, i was driving down the highway at approximately 60 miles an hour i felt a click, & my engine light my oil light and my battery light illuminated. My car did not shut off but gas was not able to flow into the engine therefore i was coasting down the highway. I was able to get off on to the exit ramp i pulled over to the side, then i was able to shut my car off. I then began to restart the car, & it did restart i proceeded to put it in drive move forward, but the three lights illuminated once again. This was in the middle of the intersection. I shut the car off again, then, proceeded to restart the car, it restarted and i was able to drive the rest of the way to work, which was a very short distance. Later that day i downloaded the uvo app it did a diagnostic test and found nothing wrong with the vehicle., this test was wrong, something went wrong & is wrong. According to past recalls, the engine has seized and similar reports have been made. I found this extremely scary because of the fact i was driving down the highway in medium traffic, my engine stopped the lights came on and i did not know what was going to happen. Luckily i was still able to move the steering wheel enough to get off on the exit ramp and to pull to the side. I recently bought this vehicle and i've only had it for 6 months. I have had the oil changed only at the dealership, and any other services have done by the dealer ship. I am afraid to drive the car because of what happened, and what i have read from the past experiences of kia optima owners this has happened to.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure61000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateATLANTA, GA
VIN pattern 5XXGN4A7XFGXXXXXX
 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 purchase16/09/19
Was original owner?N
Anti-lock brakesN
Cruise controlN
Number of cylinders0
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Transmission type
 Vehicle speed60
 DoT tire identifier
 Tire size
 Location of tire code
 Type of tire failure code
 Was defective tire repaired?
 Date of manufacture
Type of child seat code
Type of restraint
 Dealer's name
 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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