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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,803 miles

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2006 Kia Optima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 132007

Optima 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,803 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Kia Optima. While driving approximately 10 mph in rainy conditions, the windshield wipers completely failed. Prior to the failure, the contact detected a burning smell inside the passenger compartment. She was able to pull over and avoid a crash. She notified the dealer, but they have yet to inspect the vehicle. The contact has not filed a complaint with the manufacturer. The current and failure mileages were 16,803.

- South Boston, MA, USA

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