VIN Check Report: 5XXGM4A71CG043531

Kia Optima 2012

Vehicle Specification22 Record(s)
Accidental RecordView All Records
Lien RecordRecords Found!
Theft RecordView Records
NHTSA Technical Service Bulletins18 Record(s)
NHTSA Recalls2 Record(s)

Score Rating

97%
Vehicle Overview
Year2012
MakeKia
ModelOptima
Trim LevelLX
StyleSedan (4-Door)
Made InUnited States
Technical VIN Decoding Information
WMI/VDS/VIS5XX
VDSGM4A71
VISCG043531
VIN Sequential Number043531
Checksum ValidationPASSED
Data AccuracyHigh
Error-
Detailed Vehicle History
DATEMILEAGESOURCEDETAILS
2012 -

original manufacturer

Manufactured in United States (Usa) by HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

2017-04-05 -

KIA

KIA issued recalls for Optima 2012

2018 -

KIA

Basic Warranty: Expired

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Junk/Salvage Report

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Basic Title Checks
Flood Damage No Problems found!
Fire Damage No Problems found!
Hail Damage No Problems found!
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Vehicle Engine Specifications
Engine2.4L L4 DOHC 16V
Steering TypeR&P
Anti Brake System4-Wheel ABS
Tank Size-
Overall Height57.30 inches
Overall Length190.70 inches
Overall Width72.10 inches
Standard Seating5
Optional Seating-
Highway Mileage35 miles/gallon
City Mileage24 miles/gallon
Fuel TypeGasoline
Drive TypeFWD
TransmissionAutomatic
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NHTSA Technical Service Bulletins

These "secret warranties," TSBs cover known problems and provide repair instructions for service technicians and accordingly are distributed to all of the manufacturer's dealerships. Generally these repairs will be free of charge only if the vehicle is still under warranty.

DATECOMPONENTDETAILS
05/22/2015138000 VISIBILITY:DEFROSTER/DEFOGGER SYSTEM"TECH TIP: BUZZING NOISE FROM DASH SYMPTOM: BUZZING NOISE COMING FROM DASH AREA. REPAIR: OPERATE THE AIR-TEMP CONTROLS OR THE VENT AIR POSITION CONTROL SETTING. IF THE NOISE STOPS AFTER ADJUSTING THE CONTROLS, THE NOISE MAY BE CAUSED BY A
12/01/2011060000 ENGINE (PWS)KIA: THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE VOLTAGE VALUE, FOR BOOST PRESSURE ACTUATOR POSITION CONTROL, NEEDS INSPECTING, BY USING GDS, ON SOME VEHICLES. MODEL 2012 OPTIMA. *PE
11/15/2013355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUALSUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
12/19/2014110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMTSB: OPTIMA (QF) AND SOUL (AM) AVN AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES THE PROCEDURE FOR UPGRADING THE NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM SOFTWARE OF SOME 2012MY OPTIMA (QF) AND SOME 2012MY SOUL (AM) VEHICLES, TO IMP
03/01/2011110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMKIA: ON SOME 2011 OPTIMA MODELS THE MALFUNCTION LIGHT MAY BE ON WITH A STORED TROUBLE CODE. PROBLEM IS WITH THE WASTEGATE ACTUATOR. *RM UPDATED 12/20/11. *PE
12/21/2011061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINEKIA: SOME VEHICLES WARNING LIGHT FOR THE ENGINE MAY ILLUMINATE. VOLTAGE SHOULD BE RECORDED ON RO SHEET. USE GDS FOR LOWER MECHANICAL STOP OF BOOST PRESSURE. *PE
02/01/2012103300 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:GEAR POSITION INDICATION (PRNDL)KIA: OPTIMA DASHBOARD SHIFTER POSITION INDICATOR. *KB
08/01/2014353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICALSUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
06/01/2013090000 FUEL SYSTEM, OTHERSUMMARY TO BE PROVIDED ON A FUTURE DATE.
10/01/2011250000 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROLKIA: SOME VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH STABILITY CONTROL, WHILE PERFORMING A DYNAMIC TEST DRIVE DURING PDI INSPECTION, THE STABILITY CONTROL WARNING LAMP MAY ILLUMINATE. *PE
01/01/2014060000 ENGINE (PWS)KIA: THE VOLTAGE VALUE BOOST PRESSURE ACTUATOR POSITION CONTROL NEEDS INSPECTING BY USING GDS DUE TO MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT (MIL) ILLUMINATING. MODEL 2012 OPTIMA. *PE
06/25/2013118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: SOFTWARETSB: ECM UPGRADE - DRIVING PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (VER.2) - THIS BULLETIN PROVIDES INFORMATION RELATED TO A CONTROLLER SOFTWARE UPGRADE FOR ALL 2011~2012MY OPTIMA HYBRID VEHICLES.
06/01/2012060000 ENGINE (PWS)KIA: WHEN ENGINE IS AT 2000 RPM AND OPERATING TEMPERATURE, IT MAY EXPERIENCE, FROM THE BALANCE SHAFT MODULE (BSM), A WHISTLING NOISE. *PE
11/08/2013071110 FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:FILLER PIPE AND CAPTSB: FUEL FILLER DOOR INSPECTION AND UPGRADE PROCEDURE - This bulletin provides the procedure for inspecting and repairing a potential concern with the fuel filler door operation on some Optima (TF) vehicles, produced from September 2010 to
01/17/2014110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEMTSB: SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA (QF) EWGA INSPECTION AND ADJUSTMENT (SA119A) - On some Optima (QF) vehicles with a 2.0 T-GDI engine produced from start of production to December 13, 2011, the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) may illuminate wit
08/28/2016353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)TSB: COMBINED TSB/SERVICE ACTION: OPTIMA (QF) AND SOUL (AM) AVN AND BASE AUDIO SYSTEM UPGRADE (SA168) - This bulletin provides the procedure for upgrading the navigation system and base audio system software of some 2012MY Optima (QF) and s
09/01/2013061320 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE:OTHER FUEL TYPES:TURBO-CHARGERKIA: DUE TO SOME VEHICLES EXPERIENCING AN ILLUMINATION MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP (MIL), THE ELECTRONIC CONTROL MODULE (ECM) SYSTEM NEEDS TO BE UPGRADED AND REPROGRAMMED WITH GDS DOWNLOADS TO PREVENT AND/OR CORRECT THIS SITUATION. MODELS
09/05/2013103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)TSB: SERVICE ACTION: ECM UPGRADE - MIL ON WITH DTC P0300 AND/OR P0301, P0302, P0303 AND P0304 (SA151) - This bulletin provides information related to the ECM software upgrade for some 2011-2012MY Optima (TF), produced from July 16 ,2010 to
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