4.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,500 miles

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2001 Kia Optima miscellaneous problems

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2001 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 271997

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles

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

Auto; Kia; Optima...................time and chain, gear wears out, due to cold weather, loosing brakes and steering when the motor stops running, when going down the highway.

- Dora, AL, USA

problem #1

Jun 052002

(reported on)

Optima

  • miles
A/C condensation build up on the inside of car had at dealer 2 times before they fixed.#2 replaced right headlight 4 times IN1 1/2 yr no finger on bulbe! #3 after sitting over night on first start up transmission will not move at first #4 gas gauge from day 1 wouldn't read full after 3 trip to shop they fixed

- Holyoke, MA, USA

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