When did the Kia Optima catch on fire?
We told you about his 2013 Kia Optima and what happened in the fall of 2018. “I see my buddy fly up, left lane, pass me, swerve me off the road. He’s yelling, ‘Get out of the car! It’s on fire!'” said Moyer. He, too, avoided injury. As for Boyers, she now plans to contact her attorney. “Kia needs to make this right not just me,” she told us.
What kind of engine does a Kia Optima have?
The nearly 1.7 million Kia models are equipped with 2.4-liter gasoline direct injection (GDI) engines and 2-liter turbocharged GDI engines. The engine warranty extension was announced as Kia issued a recall of about 68,000 Optimas, Sorentos and Sportages to fix problems caused by a previous engine replacement recall.
What to do if your Kia catches fire?
Escape will cancel and close the window. After numerous Kia and Hyundai cars caught fire in dramatic ways, recalls followed and now it appears the companies will be settling a major lawsuit for roughly three-quarters of a billion dollars. A local woman whose car exploded said she’s not happy about the settlement.
What does p1326 mean on a Kia Optima?
A special diagnostic trouble code (P1326) will be recorded in the engine control unit, but limp mode means the vehicle speed will be reduced to 1,800 to 2,000 rpm. If you own a 2011-2018 Optima, 2012-2018 Sorento or 2011-2018 Sportage and have questions, please call Kia at 800-333-4542.
Are there any problems with the Kia Optima?
Kia Motor Optima owners have reported 50 problems related to engine burning oil (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Kia Motor Optima based on all problems reported for the Optima.
Is the Kia Optima engine still burning oil?
Dangerously low I have to keep checking. No oil on the ground. I smell or a light to service oil comes on. First time 6/10/2020 – 2nd time 10/1/2020 today 10/18/2020 there is still oil but very low, 2qts were put in on 10/1/2020 . The engine is burning oil. I have new spark plugs maybe less than a year.
Why does my Kia Optima shake when I ID?
If an oxygen sensor goes bad, it can make your Optima run too lean (or rich). A super lean running engine will often shake when idling. The mixture would be wrong at all RPM, but as the engine speed increases the shaking decreases. 7. Fuel Injectors
What are the O2 sensors on a Kia Optima?
The oxygen sensors that are equipped in your Kia Optima are responsible for monitoring the exhaust to help the ECU determine the correct air/fuel mixture. Of all the sensors equipped in your vehicle, the O2 sensors may have it the hardest. They deal with super hot exhaust that can cover them in deposits that can leave them ineffective.