DEATH TRAP - Kia has zero concern for human life!
September 2018: Engine Issues the Car wouldnt start, eventually when the vehicle was taken back to the dealer for inspection They couldnt find a fault, and explained it was an electrical issue and they are difficult to find.
September 2018: Dropping our son at school the vehicle locked itself with the keys in the car locking the youngest child in the vehicle for 15 minutes the car again locking and unlocking on its own and the mirrors were going in and out. Car key was reset and batteries changed - still have this issue to date
Purchased in August 2018 at Peter Warren Automotive for $45,000.00.
I previously wrote a review about my Kia Optima how happy my wife and I were with our Kia Optima at 153k's
Sadly since then I have had an engine failure on my Kia Optima bottom end engine noise, the 2.4 Engine had a recall checking Crankshaft bearing tolerances and there was a specific Vin number range that experienced a knocking noise in the Engine.
Unfortunately my Optima was not in that Vin number range,
I took the Optima to the Kia dealer at Mt.Gravatt who informed myself that they measured the tolerances and ga...
Purchased in September 2014 at Private for $20,000.00.
I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER KIA
Nice looking car specially when you compare with other cars in the same price range (used car).
Almost all the options you see in the car are fake or low quality like cheap items you buy on EBay.
You may have different experience with your car but mine is exactly what I describe.
Stupid Sat Nav which doesn't recognize traffic in your way. I do prefer using Google Map on my phone. Much more trustable!!
It has speed camera warning which is not adjustable. It means you have 2 choices, ON with near 20 times alarm for each speed camera (a...
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Questions & Answers
I am disappointed that my Kia Optima has crankshaft knock from failed bearings at 180k's after I had it back to Kia Mt Gravatt for the recall and had the all clear.
I was told the crankshaft was within tolerances which I find it hard to believe that they removed the bottom sump and measured the crankshaft with the pistons removed and measured the crank where the big end bearings would run on the crank all this within a couple of hours,
I think the more likey scenario they checked the vin range for the defect and found my vehicle was not in the vin range and replaced the old dipstick with the new dipstick which i suspect the old dipstick was giving the wrong reading for measuring oil.
I want to know since I did work with the brand for 4 years and I have personally influenced some of my family and friends to purchase a Kia car so far 2 x Cerato and 1 x Sportage what would Kia do to assist in having the engine repaired? given there is a whole Kia forum with Optima 2.4L customers with the same issue.
|Transmission||Automatic||Automatic||Automatic and Manual||Automatic|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||17" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.5 L/100km||8.3 L/100km||7.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 L||70 L||70 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.4L||6 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.4L|
|Max Power||180kW @ 6000rpm||138kW @ 6000rpm||148kW @ 6300rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 1350-4000rpm||241Nm @ 4000rpm||250Nm @ 4250rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea||South Korea|
|Manufacturer Warranty||7 year(s)||7 year(s)||7 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2001||Jan 2011|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2006||Dec 2015|
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