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

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2009 Kia Optima body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2009 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 222009

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 123 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Kia Optima. While driving approximately 25 mph and up, the vehicle began to drift to the right. He has taken the vehicle to the dealer multiple times, and the vehicle was realigned six times. The repair has not remedied the failure. The manufacturer referred him to an independent auto body shop to have the frame readjusted. The failure mileage was 123. The current mileage is 1500. Updated 11/10/09 the vehicle pulled extremely hard to the right, the vehicle was re-aligned and the tires were replaced. The consumer stated when a turn was made, the vehicle turned on it own with know help from the consumer. The consumer was told by the dealership, that all new front wheel drive wheels pull hard, it was the crown in the road. Updated 11/18/09

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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