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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

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2002 Kia Optima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 022004

Optima 6-cyl

  • 8,000 miles

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

While at a complete stop because of road construction, the consumer's vehicle was rear ended by another vehicle at 40 mph. Upon impact, none of the frontal air bags deployed, and the driver's side seat belt failed to retract. Also, driver's side seat back reclined backwards onto the rear seat. Driver sustained severe bruises to chest/breast bone/lungs/heart/lower abdominal, and left leg.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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