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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

May 132013

Optima 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles


1. the driver side door locks and refuses to unlock. The driver side door cannot be open and the driver side door knobs inside and outside are not working. This can be a serious safety issue in an emergency situation, because the driver cannot escape through the driver side door. This issue must become a recall item as soon as possible. (happened on 05/13/2013, about 82,000 mileage) 2. driver seat (power) is not working since about 52,000 mileage. (around spring 2010).

- Erie, CO, USA

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