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8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
78,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Kia Optima electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 142004

(reported on)

Optima ES

  • 78,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I have had the car for almost 2 years. Since that time I have replaced the right headlight and taillight 3 times. I have had to replace 2 alternators, and now the car is having a very very hard time starting. It take about 30 seconds for the car to start as apposed to 1 second. the radio turns on on it's own. The windows move very very slowly also. I am taking it to get looked at today. Hopefully nothing really big!!!

- , Newmarket, NH, USA

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