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2001 Kia Optima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 202002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I have had a ongoing problem with the premature wearing of the front brake pads. This problem causes vibrating and pulsation when applying pressure to the brakes.the first time I took it into the dealer, they looked at it and told me that nothing was wrong. When I brought the car home, my husband was not happy with the response I received and we brought it back a second time. The replaced the rotors but charged me a $35 fee. It has been approximately 4 months and the same problem is beginning to happen again. I purchased my car brand new and it is less than 2 years old with 19900 miles.

- Reseda, CA, USA

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