2009 KIA OPTIMA

2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby nickscarcare » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:20 pm

Can anyone else decode this vin, KNAGE228795356084, it pulls up in Mitchell 6.6.10 as a VIN 3 for the engine, when according to the vin it is a VIN 8 2.4. No option for the VIN 8 in the drop down. In 2008 there was.
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Re: 2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby brianp87 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:54 pm

Mine does the same as you.
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Re: 2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby ricmorin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:05 pm

Same here. What's the date of birth? Might be a case of 2008 stuff in a 2009. Never seen that before, LOL.
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Re: 2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby nickscarcare » Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:53 am

Sorry I didn't write down the date of mfg. I am sure the powers at be saw this post then to get this looked at.
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Re: 2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby timbre4 » Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:12 am

Using version 6.6.10, I see the same options for 2008 & 2009:

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There is something goofy here as this Kia forum post excerpt about their engines does not even mention an '8' as an option:

"Interpret the eighth digit as the engine type. For model year 2008, the cars all have active seat belts with dual air bags (front and side) and dual head curtain airbags for both front and back passengers. A 1 and 2 mean 4-cylinder, 2.0 liter. A 3 means 4-cylinder, 1.6L. A 4 means 6-cylinder 2.7L. A 5 means 4-cylinder 2.4L or 6-cylinder 3.8L. A 6 means 6-cylinder 2.7L. In the Sedona, the code is 3, and translates to 6-cylinder, 3.8L without air bags. In the Sorento and Sportage, 3, 5 and 6 are 6-cylinder engines. A 4 is a 4-cylinder. A 3 and 4 have dual air bags. a 5 and 6 don't have air bags. A 3 means 2.7L. A 4 means 2.0L. A 5 means 3.3L. A 6 means 3.8L."
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Re: 2009 KIA OPTIMA

Postby nickscarcare » Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:36 am

Identifix breaks it down to a VIN 8.
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