2019 Kia OPTIMA - STEERING, WHEELS, and SUSPENSION Failure Complaint (#b09e0a)

2019 Kia OPTIMA

  • Date of Incident: Sep-21, 2023
  • Date complaint filed: Feb-29, 2024
  • Failed components: STEERING, WHEELS, and SUSPENSION

Dear national highway transportation safety administration, i am writing to bring to your attention a grave safety concern regarding my 2019 kia optima sx. Despite diligent maintenance and care, my vehicle has experienced persistent alignment issues, particularly on the right side. Additionally, i have encountered premature axle shaft and axle boot failures, all of which have occurred well before reaching 60,000 miles. These issues have not only posed a significant financial burden but have also jeopardized the safety of myself and other road users. The repeated alignment problems have resulted in the rapid deterioration of tires, leading to baldness within a month of replacement, creating a hazardous driving condition and increasing the risk of accidents. The premature failure of axle shafts and boots is unacceptable for a vehicle of this age and mileage. Such failures not only compromise the vehicle’s performance but also raise serious concerns about the overall quality and safety standards of the kia optima sx. I urge the national highway transportation safety administration to conduct a thorough investigation into these recurring issues affecting the 2019 kia optima sx model. Immediate action is necessary to ensure the safety of consumers and to hold kia accountable for any design or manufacturing defects contributing to these alarming problems. Your swift attention to this matter is crucial in preventing potential accidents and ensuring the well-being of motorists nationwide.

Vehicle VIN Info

VIN Pattern5XXGW4L2*KG******
ManufacturerKIA GEORGIA, INC
Model Year2019
Body ClassSedan/Saloon
Engine ModelT-GDI
Engine ManufacturerKMC
Engine HP245
Engine KW182.697
Engine Displacement (CC)2000
Engine Displacement (CI)122.047
Primary Fuel TypeGasoline
Electronic Stability ControlStandard
Traction ControlStandard
Blind Spot Monitoring SystemStandard
Rear Visibility SystemStandard
Daytime Running LightStandard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)Direct
Keyless IgnitionStandard
Auto Reverse SystemStandard
Front Air Bags1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Knee Air BagsDriver Seat Only
Side Air Bag1st Row (Driver and Passenger)
Curtain Air Bags1st and 2nd Rows
Seat BeltsManual
Plant StateGEORGIA
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