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2005 Kia Optima body / paint problems

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2005 Kia Optima Owner Comments

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May 132006


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I have a lot of complaints. I have a 2005 Kia Optima. My air bag light has been on and the dealership told me "anytime anyone with any weight sits down on the seat it will come disconnected". I had it fixed once and now it is on again. Ever since I have bought this car I have had nothing but problems. The only dealership I can go to is 2 hours away by freeway. I am afraid for my family to be in this car because I do not know if we will be protected as we should be. The first time that it broke down was a week after we bought it and the mechanics told me that there was nothing wrong with the car. The drivers side door will not unlock, and when I had the throttle replaced the mechanics at the dealership did not even do the repair correctly causing the car to rev up when stopped. Please help me resolve the issues I have.

- Ringgold, GA, USA

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