Touted as South Korea’s second largest car manufacturer, after Hyundai, Kia Motors maintains its headquarters in Seoul. Roughly translated from Korean characters, the name Kia stands for “rising from the east.” With several size options to fit varying lifestyles, Kia specializes in mainstream cars and SUV models. Worldwide, the Sportage SUV is Kia’s best-selling vehicle.
Despite their popularity, Kia vehicles may still experience defects. If your vehicle has received multiple repair attempts without a solution, you might be entitled to protective measures. Both the California State and Federal laws may provide consumers with some compensation, either cash or repair. Residents of California’s Oakland Alameda County area should contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP for a consultation to deal with their lemon vehicle.
Common Kia Defects
Kia vehicles may experience defects with the following:
- Engine failure
- Excessively loud motor
- Defect in crash sensor
- Wire coverings derived from soy attract rodents
- Anti theft control causes difficulty starting the vehicle
- AC compressor clutch failure
Recently, Kia has recalled their Optima midsize sedans from 2013-2015 for brake fluid leaks that could lead to an engine fire. The 2014 Kia Forte sedan was also recalled for overheating in the cooling fan. Recalls have occurred in the Sorento SUV for risks associated with rollaway vehicles. The 2020 Telluride is also being recalled for proper restraints in the front passenger seat belt.
Any consumers with these concerns living in the Oakland Alameda County area of California are recommended to contact Kaufman & Kavicky, LLP. You may be entitled to cash or repair relief from either the Federal or California State Lemon Law for the purchase of this lemon vehicle.