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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2002 Kia Optima brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 152003

Optima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

While slowing down to exit off mass pike, I was doing about 30-35 and so were the other cars, I braked to continue to slow - the car did not stop and applied the brakes all the way down and the car still did not stop and I panicked knowing the car was not stopping and finally made impact into the vehicle in front of me.

- Lincoln, RI, USA

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