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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
97,000 miles

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2009 Kia Optima lights problems

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2009 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 162013

Optima 4-cyl

  • 97,000 miles


Second failure of brake switch. ESC off light comes on intermittently while driving. Unsure if brake lights are working, if the ESC is working, or if the cruise control will shut off during these episodes. There is a recall on other models and years of Kia automobiles but not on this model. It seems it may have same problem.

- Benton, KY, USA

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