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2002 Kia Optima drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2002 Kia Optima Owner Comments

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Jun 242009


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There was a safety recall on my 2002 Kia Optima regarding the subframe. The corrosion under my car is devastating. NHTSA needs to know that this corrosion problem is extensive and affects more then the subframe. Kia is insisting that I pay for the damage they will cause when they have to replace the subframe. This is a safety hazard that will affect thousands.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

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