really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
60,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
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problem #1

Jul 132018

Optima Eco Boost 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

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engine fire engine fire engine fire

I call Kia because the engine was making a knocking noise and they said bring it in. They found some sludge and never even looked at what was making the noise. They said sorry but they wouldn't help. I started driving home and I stopped at a light and as I started to go smoke came up over the hood. I quickly pulled into a parking lot. It burnt to a crisp!

I called up Kia and made a report. Kia called back and talked with me. They asked what I wanted out of it, I said I wanted to know what caused the fire so they reviewed the pictures I sent. Called me back later saying they wont even look t it and throwing warranty warranty warranty at me.

I looked up Kia fires and I had the 2.4L, 60,000 miles, they found some sludge, and the engine was starting to make a funny noise l signs of they're faulty engines. I then reported it to all the places I could to get my story out there. I read they are looking into the cars that set fire but they wouldn't even try...

- Brian H., Thr, US