Last post on Nov 23, 2010 at 12:14 PM
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Kia Optima, Sedan
#25 of 29 Re: Optima service horror [mickeyrom]
Sep 21, 2009 (12:23 pm)
I think either a new kia part failed or the mechanic over-torqued the tensioner arm bolt. These mechanics are pressed to keep repairs under the "alloted" time per job. I have seen way too many mechanics go to the air wrench to save time rather than the prescribed torque wrench.
#26 of 29 Re: 2001 Kia Optima transmission problems [marhar60]
Jun 19, 2010 (9:23 pm)
DId you ever figure out what the problem was? I also have a 2001 Optima. Its at 111k. I am also starting to have tranny problems. Once and a while I will be driving and there will be a sudden jerk from the tranny grabbing. Then I lose power at the pedal. Now if I turn the car off then back on again everything is fine. Is this a computer problem, tranny problem or what I dont know where to start. Please help.
#27 of 29 BAD: CA-San Leandro Kia Dealership
Nov 23, 2010 (12:14 pm)
Multiple "unseemly" experiences with this service center's management, but the icing on the cake was when:
We took the perfectly healthy 2003 Sorento in to replace its recalled "Crankshaft Pulley Bolt" a few years ago, only to have the car simply TURN OFF at 75mph in the middle of the freeway 1 day later... and then over and over again. Problem ended up being the "Crankshaft sensor".... Hmmmm.... and of course, $1500+ later, they refuse to admit it had anything to do with their recall work.
I guess that's one way to recoup money from a recall!
How many times do we take a vehicle in to a dealer, and end up with thousand-dollar "just really bad luck coincidence" repairs being required a few days later?