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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24 miles

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2006 Kia Optima suspension problems

suspension problem

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2006 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 012006


  • 10 miles


Immediately after purchasing my 2006 Kia Optima, I noticed a distinct "clunking" sound emanating from the front suspension every time I encountered a sharp bump in the road. I complained to the dealer on several occasions and was told that "they are all like that." I do not consider this a satisfactory response.

- Mt. Pleasant, SC, USA

problem #1

Oct 182006

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39 miles
Front suspension rattles, bounces not absorbing bumps and road well for a new car. Tires sound hollow over bumps, and ping also. Tires have been replaced by kumho tire manufacture, but still have the same problem. Dealer says there is no problem with the front end of the car. I have been requesting help from dealer since I bought the car. The tire pressure monitoring system light is always going on no matter if I have less air or more air in the tires, its become a real problem.

- Park City, IL, USA

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