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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,906 miles

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2005 Kia Optima accessories - exterior problems

accessories - exterior problem

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2005 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102008

Optima

  • 43,906 miles

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

Normal use. Door lock fails locking driver in car, preventing safe exit in an emergency. This could result in death if a vehicle fire or accident were to occur. This is a common defect in this make with numerous internet-based complaints and questions related to this problem findable on the web. The $300-$400 cost of repair is too prohibitive to allow me to fix this. The life-threatening consequences of this manufacturer defect warrants manufacturer to foot the bill for the repair. This problem is listed in many years and models by same manufacturer.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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