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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,358 miles

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2004 Kia Optima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 142007

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,358 miles

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

Punctured tire needed to be replaced, tire was replaced. The damaged tire had excessive tread wear in relation to the miles driven on car. The figures showed the tire was wearing 3-1 exp: Uniroyal touring track, P205/60R15-90H with 60,000 mile tread wear. 10/32nd tread depth new. I bought this tire on 03/07/07, and was damaged on 05/14/07= 70 days old. Bought tire from wal-mart, brunswick, ga 31520. Took tire to same on 05/14/07. Tire showed 4/32nds wore off of tread. This = 24,000 miles of wear at 6,000 mile per 1/32nd of tread. Travel no more then 100 miles per day at 68 days and 1 round trip of 1,500 miles = total OF8,300 miles of travel on car. As I said 3-1 wear of tread.mfg will not ajust prorated cost of new tire nor will wal-mart. New tire should have been replaced free but coat me prorate of $49.

- Nahunta, GA, USA

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