2015 KIA OPTIMA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects, Recalls and Failures

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2015 KIA OPTIMA Power Train Problems, Complaints and Defects

 Issue ID1542768
 Internal NHTSA #11183904
 ManufacurerKia Motors America
 BrandKIA
 ModelOPTIMA
 Model Year2015
 File date12/11/18
 ComponentPOWER TRAIN
Product type codeVEHICLE
 Description of the problemTook my car into the dealership ( atlanta west kia, douglasville, ga) for an oil change, tire rotation, etc. I was notified when i checked in that there was a computer recall for an upgrade of the computer/electronic system. They informed me that they would do that while performing the other service work. 3 weeks after the oil change i was driving on the interstate the car sudddenly lost power after a big puff of white smoke and loud noise. I worked my way over to the nest exit and proceeded to turn around to go back home. No warning/engine/oil lights came on during this time. I called the dealership and never returned my call, with no results. We checked the oil the car was 3 quarts low. Continue to notify the dealer to no avail. The car needed 3 quarts of oil everytime i checked it weekly. Let me reinterate that the car was running fine before i took it in for service in nov 2018. I called kia corp. They infomed me that my car was not under recall and that there's nothing they can do becasue i had 68k on the car. They asked me to have it towed in for diagnostic test. Now they want me to provide all the service records. The service records was in the kia dealership system as i have used that dealer (prior owner) for most of my work. I am not sure what happened to the service records. At this point they refuse to replace the engine. Kia has recalled every year but 2015 - apparently they think they got it right in 2015 since the motor was built in a different location. The engine i s pracically gone and i have had the car less than 4 years. I purchased band new off the lot 9/2015. I feel like they should be made to add the 2015 kia optima to the engine recall list before someone get seriously hurt either by the car stopping in highway traffic or catching on fire. Door handle on the driver's side contiues to stick and the dorr will not open from outside or inside.
 Vehicle Mileage at Failure64000
Number of Occurences0
Source of the issueNHTSA WEB SITE
 City and StateVILLA RICA, GA
VIN pattern 5XXGN4A77FGXXXXXX
 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 speed65
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 Location of tire code
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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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