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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2008 Kia Optima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2008 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 152008

Optima 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles


First of 2 sidewall blow outs no external cause.

- Virginiaa Beach, VA, USA

problem #2

Aug 092011

Optima 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
Side wall blow out replaced tire no external cause.

- Va Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Mar 012011


  • miles
Formal complaint against enterprise and Bridgestone/Firestone regarding improperly maintained and defective tire(s) on a 2008 Kia Optima rented from enterprise rent-A-car, September 2008 that resulted in catastrophic tire failure accident. The consumer also stated injuries were sustained from the accident. Called consumer to see if there was a police report and the number of injuries. Left consumer a voice-mail stating her complaint has been forwarded to the appropriate department. 05/10/11

- Baker, LA, USA

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