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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,892 miles

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2014 Kia Optima seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #3

May 032016


  • 42,000 miles


I was driving at approximately 15-20 mph in a back-street when I drove over a steady bump, which caused the passenger side airbag to deploy. The bump in nature I would say was not a rough bump. I immediately took the car back to dealer at shaumburg Kia address: 1100 E golf rd, schaumburg, il 60173 phone:(847) 908-0502

- Hoffman Estates, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 262016


  • 48,000 miles
I was T boned by a lady in a Dodge mini van who ran a stop sign approx 30 mph there was damage from the front of my car to the rear with the passanger door being ripped off during the impact. The side airbags never deployed. This is very concerning to me and needs to be addressed

- Hancock, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 262014

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,675 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Kia Optima. While driving 20 mph, the contact's vehicle was crashed into on the driver's side by a fire truck. The frontal, side, and rear air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle spun around three times and came to rest on a curb facing oncoming traffic. There were no injuries and a police report was filed. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer requested that the contact send them photos and the police report. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 2,000. Updated 09/05/14 updated 12/3/2014

- Winchester, VA, USA

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