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1.8

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,000 miles

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2003 Kia Optima cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2003 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 072010

Optima

  • 89,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Kia Optima. Whenever the contact attempted to use the air conditioner he noticed that the vehicle began to run hot without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the radiator and tubing were replaced ; however, 2 weeks after the repair the contact continued to experience the failure. The failure mileage was 89000 and the current mileage was 90000.

- Union, SC, USA

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