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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Kia Optima transmission problems

transmission problem

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2007 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 022010


  • 73,000 miles


The contact owns 2007 Kia Optima ls. When the vehicle was parked the shifter cable disconnected and would not go into park. The keys were not in the ignition when the vehicle started rolling out of the parking space. When she got back into the vehicle the brakes and the emergency brake were engaged to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and the cable was attached at no charge to the contact. The manufacturer was contacted and stated that there were no recalls or warranties related to the failure. The failure and current mileages were 73,000.

- Joppa, MD, USA

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