2003 Kia OPTIMA Problems, Complaints and Defects Information

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2003 Kia OPTIMA Problems, Complaints and Defects
Issue ID Fail date Affected Component Miles City/State VIN
17/07/14 AIR BAGS 85000 CAMARILLO, CA KNAGD126045
20/08/14 AIR BAGS 0 OPA LOCKA , FL KNAGD126535
22/09/14 AIR BAGS 75126 ELKHART, IN KNAGD128835
09/05/14 AIR BAGS 60000 HUDSON, OH KNAGD128835
01/10/05 AIR BAGS 0 BONITA SPRINGS, FL KNAGD126535
25/03/12 AIR BAGS 175000 STEPHENS CITY, VA
07/01/09 AIR BAGS 70000 MACHESNEY PARK, IL KNAGD128535
15/04/10 AIR BAGS 60000 ELKHART, IN KNAGD128835
03/02/07 AIR BAGS 84000 SANDY, UT KNAGD126135
29/08/16 AIR BAGS 0 SANFORD, FL KNAGD128X35
28/06/06 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 37000 ANNAPOLIS, MD KNAGD128135
09/03/04 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 6000 SAINT JOSEPH, MO KNAGD126X35
08/07/04 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 5500 HERNDON, PA
26/06/05 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL 21569 FLORENCE, KY KNAGD128835
28/06/06 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE 37000 ANNAPOLIS, MD KNAGD128135
17/11/19 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE 0 COLUMBIA, MD
11/06/05 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE 55000 SONORA, CA KNAGD126X35
26/12/05 AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE 0 GALLUP, NM
28/06/06 AIR BAGS:SIDE/WINDOW 37000 ANNAPOLIS, MD KNAGD128135
07/06/12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 93400 INDIANAPOLIS, IN KNAGD126135
01/09/06 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 50000 WINCHESTER, MA KNAGD126435
08/12/14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 97055 RIVERDALE, GA KNAGD128035
22/09/14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 75126 ELKHART, IN KNAGD128835
01/05/14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 69000 CENTENNIAL, CO
04/04/09 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 100000 ENGLEWOOD, OH KNAGD128835
15/03/15 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 98000 DAYTON, TN KNAGD126435
01/01/08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 97000 WICKLIFFE , OH KNAGD126835
14/04/14 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 100000 OMAHA, NE
23/09/03 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 0 HERNANDO, FL
18/07/08 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 90000 WORTHING, SD KNAGD128135
20/07/04 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 0 PHILADELPHIA, PA KNAGN128335
15/05/06 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 45000 COLUMBIA, PA
01/01/04 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 0 ROCHESTER, NY KNAGD128735
26/04/13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 77538 HANFORD, CA KNAGD128535
15/04/10 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 60000 ELKHART, IN KNAGD128835
01/12/04 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 0 ROCHESTER, NY KNAGD128735
01/07/13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 85000 NORWOOD, MA KNAGD126035
13/02/13 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 109000 MARIETTA, GA KNAGD128X35
23/12/10 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM 80000 LANCASTER , CA KNAGD126X35
09/11/04 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL 0 SJ, PR KNAGD126035
17/10/07 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT PANEL 58671 SAN JOSE , CA KNAGD128X35
05/07/06 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES 64475 SAN BERNARDINO, CA
01/07/06 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:BATTERY:CABLES 65336 SAN BERNARDINO, CA KNAGD126435
01/04/07 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:IGNITION 57000 DALTON, GA KNAGD128735
08/12/14 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL 97055 RIVERDALE, GA KNAGD128035
15/04/10 ENGINE 60000 ELKHART, IN KNAGD128835
19/11/05 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING 70000 ROCKY MOUNT, NC
28/10/03 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING 11000 HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ KNAGD126225
14/06/04 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING 33335 NAHUNTA, GA KNAGD126435
07/07/10 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM 89000 UNION, SC KNAGD126135
01/09/06 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE 50000 WINCHESTER, MA KNAGD126435
27/12/04 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE 33000 CHARLOTTE, NC KNAGD128035
17/11/19 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE 0 LANCASTER, OH 1HGCG5657YA
18/04/07 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:RADIO/TAPE DECK/CD ETC. 0 MINNEAPOLIS, MN KNAGD128335
26/09/05 EQUIPMENT:MECHANICAL:JACKS 0 JACKSONVILLE, FL KNAGD126435
02/08/10 EXTERIOR LIGHTING 180000 FLEMINGTON , WV
17/11/19 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS 0 LAKE ELSINORE, CA KNAGD128835
22/05/03 EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS:HIGH/LOW BEAM DIMMER SWITCH 31 LAKE ELSINORE, CA KNAGD128835
22/08/07 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE 82002 MARSHALL, TX KNAGD126035
10/10/12 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE 0 SYRACUSE, NY KNAGD126835
20/07/06 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE 75504 MARKHAM, IL KNAGD128735
23/12/10 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE 80000 LANCASTER , CA KNAGD126X35
19/06/06 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM 0 MARKHAM, IL KNAGD128735
17/10/07 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY 58671 SAN JOSE , CA KNAGD128X35
01/01/04 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAP 0 ROCHESTER, NY KNAGD128735
26/06/10 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER 84226 SUGAR LAND, TX KNAGD126135
10/04/09 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER 122234 ANTIOCH, IL KNAGD128635
11/03/13 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM 63200 MERRITT ISLAND, FL KNAGD128135
23/12/12 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM 110000 PAWPAW, WV KNAGD126535
20/12/12 FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM 108000 MARIETTA, GA KNAGD128X35
01/11/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 102000 SPRINGVILLE, UT KNAGD126135
15/05/06 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 45000 COLUMBIA, PA
07/06/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 93400 INDIANAPOLIS, IN KNAGD126135
30/11/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 175000 HOPKINS, SC KNAGD128535
26/04/13 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 77538 HANFORD, CA KNAGD128535
17/06/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 104000 PLATTE CITY, MO KNAGD126X35
27/10/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 124230 CANTON, MI KNAGD126635
13/04/16 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 147433 HANSON, KY KNAGD128535
15/06/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 80000 LAS VEGAS, NV
01/12/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 LEXINGTON , KY KNAGD128035
13/02/13 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 109000 MARIETTA, GA KNAGD128X35
30/08/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA KNAGD128335
25/03/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 175000 STEPHENS CITY, VA
26/04/13 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 75000 REDMOND, WA KNAGD128635
01/08/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 40000 WEST SENECA, NY KNAGD128735
01/06/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 MERIDIAN, ID KNAGD128835
01/07/13 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 85000 NORWOOD, MA KNAGD126035
07/08/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 77000 WINNSBORO , SC
13/08/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 100000 LAWRENCEVILLE , GA KNAGD126635
10/10/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 SYRACUSE, NY KNAGD126835
01/01/08 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 90000 WICKLIFFE , OH KNAGD126835
01/02/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 PLATTE CITY, MO
11/03/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 WEST HARFORD, CT KNAGD126935
22/06/07 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 COLUMBIA, PA
07/07/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 135001 STAR, ID KNAGD128745
08/06/08 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 LAS VEGAS, NV
01/01/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 STATE COLLEGE, PA KNAGD126X35
06/03/07 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 67288 LOCKPORT, IL
11/09/12 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 145000 IDAHO FALLS, ID KNAGD126435
31/07/08 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 57000 S.GREENSBURG, PA KNAGD128135
04/02/11 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 85000 SUGAR LAND, TX KNAGD126135
15/05/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 41000 CHARLESTON, SC KNAGD128335
02/05/05 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 0 MONTGOMERY CITY, MO KNAGD128435
04/04/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 100000 ENGLEWOOD, OH KNAGD128835
04/06/07 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 97000 ABILENE, TX
01/12/14 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 115000 LAS VEGAS, NV KNAGD126135
03/12/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 54000 BRAWLEY, CA KNAGD126535
16/02/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 90000 MONROE, GA
14/04/14 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 100000 OMAHA, NE
15/12/06 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 70000 EAGAN, MN
10/12/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 84200 PHOENIX, AZ KNAGD126435
23/12/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 80000 LANCASTER , CA KNAGD126X35
01/09/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 66196 SHAKER HEIGHTS , OH KNAGD126635
10/10/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 95000 CHARLOTTE, NC KNAGD126435
10/07/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 64000 PERRYSBURG, OH
10/02/09 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 65000 SUGAR LAND, TX KNAGD126135
18/07/08 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 90000 WORTHING, SD KNAGD128135
03/07/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 117000 KANSAS CITY, MO KNAGD128335
26/06/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES 84226 SUGAR LAND, TX KNAGD126135
02/08/10 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH 180000 FLEMINGTON , WV
18/11/07 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH 34900 VIRGINIA BEACH, VA KNAGD128435
17/11/19 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH 0 LITHONIA, GA FILL IN
01/07/04 LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH 0 EASLEY, SC KNAGD128435
01/12/01 OTHER 0 ROCHESTER, NY KNAGD128735
18/04/07 OTHER 0 MINNEAPOLIS, MN KNAGD128335
30/12/13 POWER TRAIN 114993 PHILPOT, KY KNAGD128735
22/08/07 POWER TRAIN 82002 MARSHALL, TX KNAGD126035
15/08/03 POWER TRAIN 1760 DALTON, GA KNAGD126Z35
10/04/09 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 39500 CHARLESTON, SC KNAGD128335
27/12/04 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION 33000 CHARLOTTE, NC KNAGD128035
11/03/10 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT 0 WEST HARFORD, CT KNAGD126935
25/11/03 POWER TRAIN:DRIVELINE:CONSTANT VELOCITY JOINT 20030 HARTSVILLE, SC KNAGD126335
04/09/06 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION 19000 CHICAGO, IL KNAGD126335
18/03/05 SEAT BELTS:REAR 0 BATESVILLE, IN KNAGD126235
01/01/09 SERVICE BRAKES 60000 WINNSBORO, SC KNAGD126X35
17/05/12 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 40000 HAGERSTOWN , MD
01/12/04 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 0 ROCHESTER, NY KNAGD128735
17/09/11 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC 69000 WODBRIDGE, VA KNAGD126235
17/01/13 STEERING 169700 BENTON, KY KNAGD128135
28/03/08 STRUCTURE 0 ANTIOCH, IL KNAGD128635
16/06/17 STRUCTURE 123000 LEESBURG, VA KNAGD128735
01/08/07 STRUCTURE:BODY 35000 HAMPTON, VA KNAGD126735
26/04/13 STRUCTURE:BODY 77538 HANFORD, CA KNAGD128535
15/03/15 STRUCTURE:BODY 98000 DAYTON, TN KNAGD126435
07/10/13 STRUCTURE:BODY 65000 RAYMORE, MO KNAGD126135
01/01/09 STRUCTURE:BODY 60000 WINNSBORO, SC KNAGD126X35
23/10/12 STRUCTURE:BODY 90000 JACKSONVILLE , FL KNAGD126X35
04/11/11 STRUCTURE:BODY 136000 CICERO, IN KNAGD126535
31/05/13 STRUCTURE:BODY 107000 ROSEVILLE, CA KNAGD128935
17/07/14 STRUCTURE:BODY 85000 CAMARILLO, CA KNAGD126045
06/02/12 STRUCTURE:BODY 0 MEMPHIS, TN
30/12/13 STRUCTURE:BODY 114993 PHILPOT, KY KNAGD128735
02/07/12 STRUCTURE:BODY 124700 WORTHING, SD KNAGD128135
27/10/11 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 124230 CANTON, MI KNAGD126635
29/04/16 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 177526 CONROE, TX KNAGD128535
20/11/06 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 0 LIVE OAK, CA KNAGD128235
01/01/14 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 131000 WARWICK, RI
13/04/16 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 147433 HANSON, KY KNAGD128535
10/12/10 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 84200 PHOENIX, AZ KNAGD126435
01/01/11 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 126000 EAST WINDSOR, NJ KNAGD126635
08/06/08 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 0 LAS VEGAS, NV
15/06/11 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 80000 LAS VEGAS, NV
07/10/13 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR 65000 RAYMORE, MO KNAGD126135
29/01/15 SUSPENSION 0 WYOMING, MN KNAGD126935
11/04/16 SUSPENSION 149000 WINCHESTER, KY KNAGD126335
22/11/15 SUSPENSION 100000 KINGWOOD, WV
17/01/13 SUSPENSION 169700 BENTON, KY KNAGD128135
30/12/13 SUSPENSION 114993 PHILPOT, KY KNAGD128735
31/12/13 SUSPENSION 114000 PHILPORT , KY KNAGD128735
07/07/09 SUSPENSION:FRONT 132818 LAGRANGEVILLE, NY KNAGD128235
09/02/15 TIRES 119829 SENOIA, GA KNAGD126745
01/01/09 UNKNOWN OR OTHER 60000 WINNSBORO, SC KNAGD126X35
05/02/11 UNKNOWN OR OTHER 90000 MODESTO, CA KNAGD128135
16/04/14 UNKNOWN OR OTHER 88000 ABERDEEN, WA KNAGD128535
25/12/17 UNKNOWN OR OTHER 24000 STANFORD, KY KNAGD128035
01/01/08 UNKNOWN OR OTHER 97000 WICKLIFFE , OH KNAGD126835
20/07/06 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL 75504 MARKHAM, IL KNAGD128735
17/11/19 VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL 0 LANCASTER, OH 1HGCG5657YA
06/04/10 VISIBILITY 0 ANTIOCH, IL
05/01/05 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM 9000 CLEVELAND, OH KNAGD128035
01/01/09 VISIBILITY:REAR WINDOW WIPER/WASHER 110120 ANTIOCH, IL KNAGD128635
03/05/03 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:EXTERIOR 31 LAKE ELSINORE, CA KNAGD128835
17/11/19 VISIBILITY:REARVIEW MIRRORS/DEVICES:INTERIOR 0 LAKE ELSINORE, CA KNAGD128835
17/01/13 WHEELS 169700 BENTON, KY KNAGD128135
  • 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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