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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,123 miles

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2005 Kia Optima accessories - interior problems

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2005 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 162010

Optima 4-cyl

  • 84,123 miles


Doors, locks, linkage, upon leaving work on June 16th, 2010, I went to unlock the driver's side door using the key and the car door would not open. I opened the car from the passenger side and crawled over to try to open the driver's side door from the inside, no luck. The driver side door has not and will not open from either side. Huge safety hazard!!! no luck with Kia fixing it either!!!

- North Augusta, SC, USA

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