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5.2

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 miles

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2002 Kia Optima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 012003

Optima

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,500 miles

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

Vehicle hesitates when pressing on the gas. It takes approximately 5-10 seconds before the vehicle responds to depression of accelerator pedal consumer indicates that she has almost been rear-ended due to stalling without warning.

- New Port Richey, FL, USA

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