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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,829 miles

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2003 Kia Optima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 092015

Optima 4-cyl

  • 119,829 miles


I stopped to have my tire pressure checked and the mechanics were very concerned with the passenger tire's sidewall separating from the body of the tire. They highly suggested they replace the tire with the doughnut spare even though I was onlyb10 miles from home. After inspection of the other tires the back passenger tire was also beginning to separate. These tires only have 20,000 miles.

- Senoia, GA, USA

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