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4.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,500 miles

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2006 Kia Optima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #4

Mar 132012

Optima

  • miles

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

2006 Kia Optima. Consumer writes in regards to recall notice and repairs concerning air bag clock spring contact assembly. The consumer stated he was charged a $113 for diagnostic testing. However, according to the recall letter, in addition to providing a lifetime warranty for the driver's air bag clock spring contact assembly, Kia was to replace the clock spring contact assembly free of charge.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #3

Jan 312011

Optima 4-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
In a 2006/2007 Kia Optima, "passenger airbag off" light continuously illuminates regardless of seated passenger weight or occupancy. This could lead to failure to deploy airbag in a frontal collision resulting in serious injury or death. Resetting the computer temporarily deactivated the light, but problem persists.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #2

Apr 262009

Optima

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Kia Optima. The contact stated that the air bag warning light would sporadically illuminate on the instrument panel, which indicated that the driver's side air bag was inoperative. The failure could prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a crash. The contact is in the process of having the vehicle inspected to determine the cause of the failure. The failure and current mileages were 43,000.

- Carthage, NY, USA

problem #1

May 102008

Optima

  • miles
The passenger air bag warning light does not work properly. When a passenger sits in the passenger seat and buckle the seat belt, the passenger air bag warning light does not go out or it will go out and back on. It is necessary to shut the engine off and reset the computer for it to work properly.

- Davenport, FL, USA

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