The transmission also has a manual-shift feature: Sliding the console-mounted shift lever over to the right allows the driver to shift up and down with a flick of the lever. The good news is I do not own the car. Then around what I want to say was about 39,000 miles the engine light came on and I was told I need spark plugs which in my opinion was way too early but I paid for it anyways. In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. The light continued to go on and the gas pedal wouldn't work for a short amount of time and it would kick back into gear soon after. If you feel you have received this message in error, please view our customer care or access your here. One time they told me to call my insurance agent as if that was to solve their problem.
I went to pick it up, and the car was listed under the wrong name. Started the vehicle Aug 6 2018 and it was jumping and jerking then engine light. I asked that they submit a request directly to Kia on our behalf given the situation and how far away from home we were. It is a smooth ride. So I took it to a different mechanic and they ended up thinking it was a gear shifting issue and re-set the transmission. It's not too big or overwhelming it's a very snug car. I requested that they send it to New Orleans as I was not inclined to take vacation time or burn a weekend driving 26 hours.
While hustling down some back roads, the Optima displayed remarkable poise over bumps and lumps in mid-corner, its line not diverted by bumps in the road. I spoke with Kia consumer and I will now be waiting for another 2-3 days to find out what the resolution will be. The leather seats are easy to clean and suitable for my dog. And they called the local Kia dealer to ask questions. Yes Review Date: 17th August, 2004 Faults: Nothing. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-333-4542 -.
Kia tuned the Optima's suspension for comfort, not handling. I contacted Kia Consumer affairs to try to get this Resolved. Informed from a previous employee of Kia, that the Optima has a defective motor which will have to be replaced, by the dealer. I went over the Napleton Kia in Carmel, Indiana and picked up my license plant and all items in the vehicle. This is a known problem with no solutions. I immediately called Shawnee Mission Kia to ask if they actually fixed the engine.
We could not afford to put the old engine block back into the car after pulling and returning the second engine block, so currently the engine is separate from the car. I got the car back a week later. Lights, radio, everything on except the engine. The local dealer continues to deny our claim, stating it is our fault for not changing the oil regularly. Hired an attorney in April 2018 to pursue the validity of Kia standing behind their warranty.
It was our intent to do so, but will not and should not be obligated to buy a car that has a manufacturing defect. But comfort overall made me choose my car. The four-cylinder engine works well around town and cruising at high speeds, but it doesn't have a lot of power at altitude on winding roads. Had to show all my oil changes I keep good maintenance records so no problem. Push it really hard and you begin to see more chassis flex than that of the leading brands. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. The reviews were all good!!! The Optima provides a lot of features for a competitive price.
We are not in the financial position to continue pursuing legal action Kia has stated in writing that they would repair the engine if a recall was issued June 2018. Original review: March 1, 2019 This Kia Optima has been our second Kia that we have purchased. We have lost thousands in time, parts, labor and attorney fees in an effort to make this situation work. I cannot even trade it in this situation until I have it back. There's considerable understeer the tendency of the front tires to lose grip before the rear tires, causing the car to describe a wider arc in a corner. The description sounds busy, but the actual look is satisfying, sophisticated and vaguely European. With my kind of luck I am expecting to pay the price for failing to do so, and at my age it will be more than I can handle at this point and time in my life, my plate is already full due to a serious medical issue.
I attended school at Valencia in Orlando, Florida and I used to have to travel quite a lot back and forth from Orlando to my home in South Florida. The worst part is that this looks to me like with 65 service records in the first year!!! The overall quality of materials is okay. At that time it was burning 4 quarts of oil a week. I was told that they did. Its price makes it attractive, especially considering the long warranty, the roadside assistance plan, and all the standard features.