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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,653 miles

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2012 Kia Optima windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2012 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 062011


  • 3,653 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Kia Optima. The contact was driving approximately 60 mph when the front driver side rear view mirror detached from the housing. On a separate occasion while driving, there was a reduction in the engine power and immediately the vehicle stalled. The engine restarted and the contact was able to resume normally. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer who stated a rock struck the mirror which caused the detachment and they refused to repair the vehicle at their expense. The technician was unable to detect a trouble code for the engine malfunction. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 3,653. The VIN was unavailable.

- Little Elm, TX, USA

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