Kia Optima Hybrid

Kia Optima Hybrid 2011 model

Kia Optima Hybrid 2011 Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
12/01/2012500001
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. *tr ## vin failed ##
12/01/201250000
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. ## vin failed ##
11/15/20111001
 When applying gas pedal to pull away from a dead stop--such as a stop sign or red light---car stumbles and hesitates. at times car will not even respond when gas pedal is pushed. push the gas pedal and nothing happens--then you push pedal a bit more and it jerks and shoots forward. not a comfortable situation when trying to pull into traffic from a intersection. happens virtually every time. cold or warmed up--same problem--except a lot worse at cold start. once above 30 mpg things smooth out--but the big danger is trying to pull out into traffic. i have been to the dealer several times. they do a re-flash or whatever--then tell me it drives normal. no fault with the dealer at all--they have been excellent really--but--can't fix the hesitation.but driving normal--that's not true. they know they have a problem with this hybrid system--there is a web page that addresses this problem---everyone has the same problem. i can't even allow a friend or one of my kids drive this car.if you don't know how the cars going to react---your open to a serious accident. i have had a camry hybrid and two prius hybrids--no problems. i know how a hybrid car should drive. this car is unsafe for the driver and other mortorists on the road. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
ENGINE
12/01/2012500001
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. *tr ## vin failed ##
12/01/201250000
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. ## vin failed ##
11/15/20111001
 When applying gas pedal to pull away from a dead stop--such as a stop sign or red light---car stumbles and hesitates. at times car will not even respond when gas pedal is pushed. push the gas pedal and nothing happens--then you push pedal a bit more and it jerks and shoots forward. not a comfortable situation when trying to pull into traffic from a intersection. happens virtually every time. cold or warmed up--same problem--except a lot worse at cold start. once above 30 mpg things smooth out--but the big danger is trying to pull out into traffic. i have been to the dealer several times. they do a re-flash or whatever--then tell me it drives normal. no fault with the dealer at all--they have been excellent really--but--can't fix the hesitation.but driving normal--that's not true. they know they have a problem with this hybrid system--there is a web page that addresses this problem---everyone has the same problem. i can't even allow a friend or one of my kids drive this car.if you don't know how the cars going to react---your open to a serious accident. i have had a camry hybrid and two prius hybrids--no problems. i know how a hybrid car should drive. this car is unsafe for the driver and other mortorists on the road. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
POWER TRAIN
11/15/20111001
 When applying gas pedal to pull away from a dead stop--such as a stop sign or red light---car stumbles and hesitates. at times car will not even respond when gas pedal is pushed. push the gas pedal and nothing happens--then you push pedal a bit more and it jerks and shoots forward. not a comfortable situation when trying to pull into traffic from a intersection. happens virtually every time. cold or warmed up--same problem--except a lot worse at cold start. once above 30 mpg things smooth out--but the big danger is trying to pull out into traffic. i have been to the dealer several times. they do a re-flash or whatever--then tell me it drives normal. no fault with the dealer at all--they have been excellent really--but--can't fix the hesitation.but driving normal--that's not true. they know they have a problem with this hybrid system--there is a web page that addresses this problem---everyone has the same problem. i can't even allow a friend or one of my kids drive this car.if you don't know how the cars going to react---your open to a serious accident. i have had a camry hybrid and two prius hybrids--no problems. i know how a hybrid car should drive. this car is unsafe for the driver and other mortorists on the road. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr
SEATS
12/01/2012500001
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. *tr ## vin failed ##
12/01/201250000
 My vehicle don't start every time i tried to start it the electrical sit moves back and forward, i have to towed my car to the dealer for the third time, i am getting so frustrated that a new car has to be towed to the dealer because something its wrong, next month i will be out of warranty and then what i going to do? please some one need to check the problems with this new vehicle its a nightmare for the citizens. i can't believe i have to pay for 4 years a car the i cant even reliable on, i am a busy mother of 3 children and this problem it's causing me stress and anxiety. i pay monthly $600.00 dollars for a new car so i don't have to struggle for mechanical problems like with an (old car) but instead three times i had the this problem with my 2011 optima kia. please help me and help me god. ## vin failed ##