I bought my car brand new in June '08.
The main reason I bought an Optima is because all the safety airbags on it.
it really did seem to be a safe car on the market at that time.
Since then I have seen a main complaint that the airbags DO NOT deploy when there is an impact.
That gave me a really big concern.
Well, now my car is cutting off with me as I start down the road and I have been told it is because I have used aftermarket oil filters.
They put Kia oil filter on and guess what?
It is still cutting off with me.
I came to a T-intersection one day and it desided to cut off.
When it did NO BRAKES, No Power Steering and I had to pull out IN FRONT of another vehicle that was coming and just luckily there was noone coming in other lane so that vehicle could go around me.
And I guess that I forgot to mention that my 10 yr old SON was in the car with me.
I have taken my car down to the Kia shop in Myrtle Beach, SC every Tuesday for the last 2 months and it also stayed there for 1 full week during that time.
NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE EXCEPT A KIA OIL FILTER PUT ON...
I"m considering this car to be a LEMON and I have told Kia that it will be on them if this car kills me and my son until it is fixed or replaced.
I have been dealing with Wes and Bob at the Kia Service area in Myrtle beach, SC which has been very nice to me but something has to give.
I am fixing to list this car under the Lemon Law with my lawyer.
The safety of this car SUCKS!!
I need help with this.
Someone else higher up the ladder needs to step in on this case.
Wes has a case number already out with the Technical staff but something has got to be done.
I can not have mine and my son's life in jeoperdy like this. THIS CAR IS DANGEROUS.
I have dropped it off AGAIN at the Kia Service area this evening (09/03/12) for the ump-teenth time so it can be checked out again tomorrow.
I will travel ANOTHER 45 min to check on it tomorrow.
My days off from work should NOT be spent at the Kia Service area.