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2014 Kia Optima Reliability Ratings

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2014 Kia Optima Recalls

There have been 4 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE Recall Date: 08/26/2020
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Optima and 2014-2015 Sorento vehicles. Brake fluid may leak inside the Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU), possibly resulting in an electrical short.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 440370
  • Consequence: If the HECU short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the HECU for leaking brake fluid and replace the HECU if necessary, free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from other vehicles and structures until the recall repair is completed. The recall is expected to begin October 15, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC197.
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC197
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V519000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY Recall Date: 02/20/2020
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2013-2014 Optima vehicles equipped with 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) or 2.0L GDI Turbo engines. The low pressure fuel hose may deteriorate and crack over time due to heat generated within the engine compartment.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 141774
  • Consequence: If the fuel hose cracks, a fuel leak can occur, increasing the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify Owners, and Dealers will inspect the low pressure fuel hose for damage or leaking, replacing it as necessary. If no damage or leaking is found, a heat-protective tape will be installed. Repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began June 12, 2020. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC187.
  • Dates of Manufacture: NOV 14, 2012 to DEC 17, 2013
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC187
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 20V100000
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS Recall Date: 12/18/2018
  • Summary: Kia Motors America (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2017 Optima, 2012-2017 Sorento and 2011-2018 Sportage vehicles that previously received an engine replacement under recall number 17V-224, warranty, or the Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS) Product Improvement Campaign. The high pressure fuel pipe that connects to the fuel pump outlet may have been damaged, misaligned or improperly torqued during the engine replacement procedure, possibly causing a fuel leak.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 71653
  • Consequence: A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source can increase the risk of a fire.
  • Remedy: Kia has notified owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the fuel pipe, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began January 17, 2019. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC172.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 11, 2010 to MAY 14, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC172
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V907000
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE Recall Date: 03/30/2017
  • Summary: Kia Motor Company (Kia) is recalling certain 2011-2014 Optima, 2012-2014 Sorento and 2011-2013 Sportage vehicles. Machining errors during the engine manufacturing process may cause premature bearing wear within the engine.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 618160
  • Consequence: Bearing wear may result in the engine seizing, increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: Kia will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the engine assembly, and replace the engine if necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 20, 2017. Owners may contact Kia customer service at 1-800-333-4542. Kia's number for this recall is SC147.
  • Dates of Manufacture: AUG 11, 2010 to MAY 14, 2014
  • Manufacturer Recall Number: SC147
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 17V224000

2014 Kia Optima Warranty

Warranty information last updated: 8/25/17

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