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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
135 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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2014 Kia Optima accessories - exterior problems

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2014 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 272014


  • 250 miles


The contact owns a 2014 Kia Optima. The contact stated that the factory design rear view window was difficult to view through. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 250.

- Massillion, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 182013


  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Kia Optima. The contact stated that the windshield wipers would leave streaks and smear the windshield causing a visibility hazard to the driver during inclement weather. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the windshield wipers on multiple occasions. In addition, the driver side wiper arm was replaced but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20. Updated 01/05/14

- Columbiana, OH, USA

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