When i first got into the car it ran fine but then every ...

When i first got into the car it ran fine but then every light started to turn on and the brakes got hard so i pulled over and it wouldnt start Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and wh...

When i first got into the car it ran fine but then every light started to turn on and the brakes got hard so i pulled over and it wouldnt start Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed? Recently Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car? Kia optima 2015 ex gdi Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your EX yourself? What have you tried so far? Ive tried to jump start and it started for a while but then stopped and now i cant even turn the car on with push start Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the Mechanic to know before I connect you? The front of the car was smoking a little with a very bad smell

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Thanks for using JustAnswer.com! My name is \*\*\*\*\* \*\*\*\*\* and I'll try to answer your car questions. I'll start off with some basic checks to do, then we can get into more advanced diagnostics if needed. Let me know if any questions come up, or if there is anything I can do to help! You can update this message at anytime. Have you tested the battery?

sir, i went to autozone and they told me the battery is just fine
Automotive Expert
did you pull it from the car and bring it there?

after around 2 jumpstarts from a friend the car wouldnt let me turn the car on from push starti couldnt bring the car there i just brought the battery
Automotive Expert
have you scanned for codes? did they need to charge it first ?

honestly i havent done much but test the batterythe car was running perfectly fine yesterday
Automotive Expert
sounds like the alternator failed from the symptoms was the battery fully charged when you brought it to the zone

sir and sorry for the waitthe smoke was also coming out from the side where the alternator is, is that another problem or is it possible the smoke was just moving in that other direction?i meant the smoke was coming from the side where the alternator isnt
Automotive Expert
is it electrical smoke? If you smell smoke you have a harness issue or computer melt down

it was right before my car shut off again it smelled rewlly bad
Automotive Expert
something burned up..thats not a good sign Sounds electrical may want to call your dealer and your insurance company
Automotive Expert
Does the engine not even crank now? Alot of these engines were seizing up and there was a recall out on them. Is it a Kia Optima? or Sorrento? Thank you! and Merry Christmas!

after around the third jumpstart trying to get the car to start, the brakes are stiff and i cant turn the push start to ignitionits a kia optima, thank you and merry christmas as well!the day before nothing seemed wrong with the car but yesterday when i took it out after around 1-2 minutes the lights on the dash slowly starting on one by one until the engine stopped and the brakes got stiffthere was still power in the radio and such but the car just stopped
Automotive Expert
Pull the oil dipstick out and smell the dipstick, look at the oil. Does it smell burned? Did the vehicle not even crank when you put the jumper cables on it? or did you just hear it click?

when i checked it there was almost no oil so i went out with a friend to buy around 2 bottles of oil and put it inafter around 2 minutes of the jumper the car turned on again
Automotive Expert
I'm thinking the engine is locked up by what the symptoms you are giving me. Have you heard about the recall on the 2015 optimas? OK, so it did start again? after it cooled off?

no sir what might that be?after it shut off again after the jumpstart i had to jumpstart it again and it turned ononly for it to shut off around 2 minutes after
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Alright, here is the link to the recall I'm speaking of. https://www.abcactionnews.com/money/consumer/recalls/kia-issues-new-recall-for-engine-fire-risk-in-optima-sorento-models Click [here](https://www.abcactionnews.com/money/consumer/recalls/kia-issues-new-recall-for-engine-fire-risk-in-optima-sorento-models)

what steps do i take from here for this recall?
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So indeed if it hasn't been done already, I would first call the closest KIA dealer tom. am. Give them your VIN number and see if yours is covered. It could also be another recall. But I believe by what your telling me, that is very well could be either issue and could be covered so it wouldn't cost you anything if it is covered.

the problem could not be the starter or alternator right?
Automotive Expert
It could be the alternator, but I doubt it, as they usually last a good while and your vehicle isn't that old. I doubt seriously it's the starter, but as much problems as they have had out of those engines on that model. I would make sure that you give KIA a call tom. a.m. and ask them if there are any open recalls on your vehicle. That way if it's covered you don't have to pay anything. if it is something else. they could advise you then what it would cost to repair it. But this sounds safety related and I believe it could be covered.

my kia optima has around 140k miles, would that make a difference ?
Automotive Expert
I believe they are covered until 150K

sounds good ill get to contacting them asap
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Alright, Thank you. \*\*\*\*\*!

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