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7.5

pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2015 Kia Optima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 082016

Optima

  • 13,900 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Both ESC and auto hold lights occasionally go yellow at the same time. Usually goes back to normal after some period of time. This started maybe couple months ago. Brought to the dealer, but they couldn't detect any error codes.

- Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

problem #2

Oct 272015

Optima

  • miles
I purchased my car in the greater san diego area back in June 31. 2015. Have approximately 8K miles on my vehicle and notice around 3K my car would jerk when coming to a complete stop. This has happened a few times approximately 3-4 time (average once a month).and today 10-27-2015, my car once again jerk but this time the engine made a unfamiliar sound. I will be taking it to the dealership as soon as possible.my car has received all schedule maintenance; per owner manuel. It has passed all Kia certifed dealer/mechanic inspection when taken in. Also, when the contact to purchase was signed it did not get a full inspection as the dealership was closing and the appropriate staff for inspection had left for the day. Notice when I got home the front passenger signal light did not work. Called the dealership to get my new car fixed and had to wait for approximately 3-5 days for the repair, at that point it also passed thier inspection.

- Chula Vista, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 162015

Optima

  • 6,200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Kia Optima. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the brakes failed. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and began driving on the sidewalk. The front passenger side tires exploded and destroyed the rim. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,200. Updated 8/31/15

- Pamdale, CA, USA

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