1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
121,000 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 272006

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 121,000 miles

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

: the contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle was filled with the smell of burning rubber. This was closely followed by an appearance of white smoke. The smoke was coming from the seat belt harness area on the passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a service dealer, where the dealer was unable to determine the problem.

- Batesburg, SC, USA

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