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#793 of 905 Horrible 2008 Optima
Mar 11, 2009 (6:49 pm)
I purchased a 2008 with 13 miles 8 months ago and have had to take it back 5 times. Started with check engine light with less than 1000 miles, escalated to the car stalling when driving, usually after filling up the gas tank with no warning at all. First visits to the dealer-they sent me home after hooking it up to the computer system telling me nothing was wrong or they just didn't know what the problem was. last few visits they replaced fuel filters and the gas tank. Car is still stalling and have had two close calls with the car quitting when pulling out into traffic. Last call to Kia-they told me to work with the dealer. Dealer claims they don't know what else to do. i have less than 10500 miles on the new car and might have to make a legal claim. Is anyone else having this same problem-huge safety problem and major inconvenience
#794 of 905 Re: Horrible 2008 Optima [jackier1]
Mar 12, 2009 (5:24 am)
I have a 2006.5 Optima with the I4 engine.I think that mechanically it is pretty much the same car as yours,assuming you have the 4cyl engine.I have had exactly 0 driveability issues to date and I have around 25,000 miles on my KIA.
You might consider the lemon law.I am no expert,but I would just not accept that kind of issues as they create a safety problem.
#795 of 905 HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS
Mar 13, 2009 (7:45 pm)
I was lucky enough to get a 08 optima 9 mi on it!! new and nice BUT...... am I missing something? The other night I went out to the car to check it out and opened the hood and no light?? it was 11 pm and well if I ever have a problem at night you cant see a thing?? is there one I dont see? or am I just not going to have that as a feature of my car 08 optiima lx 4 cyl 5 speed,
#796 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [newbie08]
Mar 14, 2009 (6:28 am)
Good grief Charlie Brown...don't judge a car by lack of a feature such as an under- hood light.Why are you checking under your hood at 11 PM anyway? Lose something?
#797 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [mickeyrom]
Mar 14, 2009 (9:32 am)
NOT JUDGING IN A BAD WAY!! LOVE THE CAR IT WAS A GREAT DEAL AND HAS ALOT OF FEATURES BUT NOT HAVING A LIGHT UNDER THE HOOD WAS A SUPRISE I THOUGHT IT HAD TO BE THERE SOMEWHERE? AFTER ALL EVERY TIME YOU PULL THE MIRROR OUT THATS ATTACHED TO THE SUN VISOR THE LITTLE LIGHT COMES ON, GEES HAS ONE THERE BUT NOT UNDER THE HOOD? CANT BE RIGHT???
#798 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [newbie08]
Mar 14, 2009 (9:43 am)
My Optima EX cost around 22.5K and has no hood light.My 97 Chrysler Town & Country LXi cost 33K and had no hood light.
I cannot remember a car I've had that had that a hood light.Out of curiosity,what car have you owned that had that feature?
I vaguely remember having a hood light on some auto I had owned,but I cannot remember what it was.
#799 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [mickeyrom]
Mar 14, 2009 (11:45 am)
Here's an idea:
1. Go to local discount or hardware store.
2. Buy a $2 flashlight
3. Put flashlight in glovebox.
#800 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [backy]
Mar 14, 2009 (5:30 pm)
I have a better idea..You might address this to the one who actually has the issue.I have no problem with my no light under the hood KIA Optima
#801 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [mickeyrom]
Mar 14, 2009 (6:02 pm)
It was a general comment, not directed specifically to you. You just happened to make the previous post in the chain. Lighten up (pun intended ).
#802 of 905 Re: HOOD BAY LIGHT WHAT DID I MISS [backy]
Mar 14, 2009 (6:07 pm)
Good one !