2014 Kia Optima suspension NHTSA complaints: Suspension

NHTSA — Suspension Problems


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
166 miles

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2014 Kia Optima suspension problems

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2014 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 192014


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Kia Optima. The contact stated that the vehicle veered to the left and right, when driving at high speeds. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100. The VIN was not available. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Seal Beach, CA, USA

problem #4

May 012014


  • 5 miles
Hi my name is [xxx]I have 2014 Kia Optima LX. I have the car since it had 2 miles and now has 14700. What is ridiculous is the struts make clunking noise over speed bumps. The car changes lane by its self. You can hold the steering wheel center and the car goes to the left. Took it to the dealer and they said it's normal. Lies all lies. Please tell me how my struts have a small leak but not enough to do anything about it I thought it was a new car. It seems like the car was made poorly and rushed. I also feel as if Kia is lying about gas mileage again. The steering feels terrible when you are on the highway. They are a sad excuse for a car company and am completely disappointed with them. The refuse to help to acknowledge that there is an issue with the Optima steering I have a family member with a 2013 Kia Optima LX with the same steering issue. So tell me how do they have the same steering issue if the 2014 was redesigned. The car seems like it leaks air into the cabin they say other wise. I'm not a happy customer and won't be till they put a recall for mpg. Suspension. Steering and brakes. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 052014


  • 500 miles
Vehicle demands constant correcting of the steering wheel in order to safely remain inside a lane. Small corrections to one side will result in the vehicle overturning to the other side and vice versa. It is physically exhausting to maintain the vehicle safely especially on longer drives. Dealership denies there is any problem with the vehicle when there clearly is. Could possibly be that they know the problem exists but do want to lose sales by admitting to it. Please address this issue as there are many other complaints on other websites such as carcomplaints.com about the same issues and it is a very dangerous problem that should be prevented.

- Upland, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 012014


  • 100 miles
The car is impossible to keep straight on the highway. If you correct for one drift you start going the other way. In windy conditions or when larger traffic passes you, you better have a lot of extra road to deal with.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #1

Mar 122014

Optima 4-cyl

  • 123 miles
I complained to the dealer about the rough ride and harsh ride but was told not to worry. I then took it on the highway and the steering pulled to the left and I never felt confident about the steering only to say that it did not feel right and it was worrisome to me. It simply did not feel right to me. I've been driving 50 years and have never felt this uncomfortable driving/steering a car at highway speeds.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

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