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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,690 miles

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2006 Kia Optima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2006 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 192006


  • miles


Kumho radial tire on the back (passenger side) of a 2007 Kia Optima failed at approxmiately 70 mph. The steel belts in the tire broke and the tire tread separated from the walls. There was no damage to the treat itself, and there was no evidence that anything other than structural failure (such as a foreign object) was responsible for the tire's failure.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #1

Oct 062006

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,380 miles
: the contact stated while driving various speeds on paved roads, the front of the vehicle had a severe vibration and made a roaring noise. The contact inspected the vehicle and determined both front tires were excessively worn and the tread was separating. The dealer was notified. The tires were hankook, optimo P205/60R16, dot #T7bkbwh.

- Cleveland, TX, USA

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