Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,300 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.

2013 Kia Optima Hybrid engine problems

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 142016

Optima Hybrid

  • 36,600 miles


The contact owns a 2013 Kia Optima hybrid. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled and the hybrid system failure warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,600.

- La Jolla, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 192016

Optima Hybrid

  • 56,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Kia optima hydrid. While driving approximately 85 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle failed to restart and was coasted to the side of the road. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the hybrid system would need to be replaced. The dealer had potential safety concerns and offered another vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 56,000.

- Round Lock, TX, USA

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