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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,250 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2015 Kia Optima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2015 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 052016


  • 22,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Kia Optima. While stationary, the vehicle caught fire. The contact smelled smoke coming from the cabin of the vehicle. The fire started under the steering column of the vehicle. The fire department extinguished the fire. There were no injuries and a fire report was not filed. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 22,000.

- Canal Winchester, OH, USA

problem #1

Jul 292015


  • 500 miles
The blue tooth for the phone if allowed to ring can cause one to loose control. The ring can go well past 100 db. If we forget to turn our blue tooth off it actually hurts.

- Denham Springs, LA, USA

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