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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
169,230 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

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2003 Kia Optima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012013

Optima LE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 169,230 miles


The driver window works 97% so I don't use it, because one time I had to put a cover over it because it wouldn't go up for 81/2 weeks. Now all the others. Sometimes you have to help pushing them up. I never use the radio & cd player because it just goes on and off by its self all the time and when it does play in between it goes in and out. So I just removed the fuse. And we LOVE the radio and CD. Head lights go out all the time 1 to 2 times a year. The list just goes on and on... and I can't keep on and listing one at a time.

- , Dade City, FL, USA

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