Great deal. Still waiting for mine to crap out. 53k miles and still going strong although it’s not my daily driver anymore. Just sits as a third car. I do get it out once a week.On the receipt/service manifest it says "courtesy" items due to catastrophic failure. Also got a new starter to boot because they melted the solenoid doing tests and trying to start a siezed engine.
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2014 Kia Optima 2.4L EX Non-Turbo Owner since 7 miles on the vehicle purchased in 2014 and recently had an engine failure on busy highway (JANUARY 22, 2020) This failure occurred at 142K miles (25K Miles per year) All warning lights lit up when the engine stalled while going 75MPH. Loud Knocking noises and metal rattle during failure. I was able to start engine again and drive to the local dealership (7 Miles away) with weak acceleration issues, loud knocking, and metal rattle. I recommend you do not so this, but I did not want to wait hours for a tow truck on the side of a busy highway. Quick Diagnostic Tool showed a P0014 Diagnosis code. KIA Service tech says engine was done (major rod damage) and I needed a new one. Kirby KIA of Ventura especially Service Advisor Zolly gave me zero hassles, put me in a loaner right away, checks on me everyday and keeps me updated throughout the process thus far
Notified a day after the incident (JANUARY 23, 2020) that the engine will be replaced and covered under warranty (I did not have extended warranty and was way past the original) Although I’m not too happy about dealing with an engine failure, KIA Corporate and Kirby KIA of Ventura went the extra mile to change the worst customer experience possible into a positive one.
Only questions I have is: How long will warranty be on the new engine? Secondly, how will miles be calculated on new engine? Does the ECU reset the odometer or will we continue racking miles on top of the first engine? Lastly, does resale value get affected due to records of engine replacement being shown on CarFax?
- Year, Make, Model, Trim
2014 Optima 2.4L EX Non-Turbo
- Engine/Performance Mods
Injen Cold Air Intake
- Mileage at the time of failure
- Determined cause of engine failure
- Was proper maintenance performed?
Factory Schedule and Specs
- Was it covered under warranty?
- Did KIA approve car rental/reimbursement?
Put me in a car within 10Minutes
- What was the outcome?
They also offered to replace some hoses etc that were not related to the issue and needed to be replaced, just billed me at cost for original parts (didn’t get charged for labor).
Nobody asked me about or offered a package for the warranty, but they did indicate lifetime warranty on the engine. The dealer here gave me new things they weren't required to, so maybe they just threw that in. I'll have to check.The warranty for your engine is lifetime of the car. You need to add the package: replace belts and other parts that connect to the engine for the warranty to stay in effect. If you decline and your engine fails, your engine is not covered under the warranty. The Odometer doesn't reset.
[SORRY FOR RANT IN ADVANCE 😅👍]I purchased my 2012 Kia Optima LX in December 2014 and I'm currently on my 2nd engine replacement due to the recall.
My first happened on 2/14/18 with 124k miles. I was stuck in traffic going 10mph in the fast lane and my car started to shake and wanted to stall. The oil light came on. I was able to get to a rest stop and it was towed. The connecting rod broke.
My second engine failure happened while I was driving up a hill on 1/23/19, 182k miles. While pressing the gas, the pedal went to the floor, no power, and the engine light started to flash. I was able to get it to the dealership safely and they got the same code as before.
Has anyone had to replace more than 1 engine?
Every small turbo uses a lot of oil in my experience. I used to run Subarus in snow rally/cross and they burn a ton. Isn't necessarily the mark of the end of your motor. But if you are daily driving normally, you barely even get into the turbo, so I can see the concern. Not everyone is purposely redlining as they drift through corners... LOL.My 2016 SX consumes a good amount of oil. Oil light came on while going around a corner the other day, so had to top it off. Guess we'll see if mine grenades. Had all service campaigns done, so I'm covered.