The 2016 Kia Optima and 2017 Kia Sportage are recalled due to a defect in the window regulator’s drum gear. This defect can lead to the regulator’s failure, preventing the window from moving up and down. In the worst cases, this defect can lead to a serious accident.
The regulator unit can break while the vehicle is in normal use. This problem is also common in Optimas equipped with a 2.4L engine. This failure can prevent the vehicle from moving forward. It can also cause the vehicle to roll away if the parking brake is not applied. This recall is aimed at preventing these accidents.
This defect affects the front window of the Kia Optima and Sportage. Kia has issued service bulletins to fix this issue, but they have not issued a class-wide recall. Owners have been frustrated with the lack of company support. Many were charged hundreds of dollars to repair a single window, and some of them had multiple failures.
A broken regulator may be the cause of the window’s problems. It may cause the window to stick or move intermittently. It may also make the window drop inside the door, or it may cause the window to make a clicking or chattering noise. Regardless of the cause, it’s advisable to get a replacement window regulator instead of waiting until it fails.
The 2016 Kia Optima window regulator recall affects models made in 2008 and later. The defect affects the window regulator drum. The drum gear could separate or break, and this could cause the window to become stuck and unusable. In some instances, the window may become inoperable, and the affected owners may be entitled to compensation.
In addition to the window regulator problem, the 2016 Kia Optima engine may also have problems with overheating and excessive vibration. It may also have an increased risk of fire. The NHTSA recall affects 75,600 cars. Some owners report problems with their vehicle’s engine, excessive oil consumption, and airbag issues.
The window regulator is a complicated assembly, which comprises several different parts. The regulator provides the force required to keep the window in place. These parts work together in a system called a cable-operated window regulator. It is best to get a mechanic to fix the window regulator in your car.