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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
191,000 miles

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2001 Kia Optima steering problems

steering problem

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2001 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 262015


  • 191,000 miles


Got in car to go home noticed car steering was terrible as if I was on ice in the middle of Sept. Got out to see if I was experiencing a flat tire noticed the two front tires weren't lined up correctly. After getting to a garage and having the two front tires removed it was found that the front subframe on passenger side of car had rusted and broken!!!! it needed replaced. I haven't been able to do so as of yet :( something needs to be done about all these 2001 Optimas that are still on the street in desperate need of recall. I could of easily have wrecked and injured myself or someone else.

- Sewanee, TN, USA

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