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2003 Kia Optima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 182005

Optima

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The standard safety strap in the middle rear seat will not securely fasten the child seat. After a period of days the straps will loosen. The car seat did not fit properly in the rear seat even when professionally installed. The consumer has tried multiple child seat brands and types all with the same result. On three occasion the seat has tipped over while the child was secured in it.

- Batesville, IN, USA

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