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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,600 miles

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2015 Kia Optima wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2015 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122016


  • 11,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Kia Optima equipped with hankook tires, tire line: Optimo H431, and tire size: 225/45/R18V. The contact stated that the front driver's side tire exhibited bubbles on the side wall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The front driver's tire was not replaced. The tire was original equipment. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was of the tire and the vehicle was 11,000. The VIN was not available.

- Monroe Township, NJ, USA

problem #1

Jun 162015


  • 6,200 miles
The contact owns a 2015 Kia Optima. While driving at approximately 55 mph, the brakes failed. As a result, the contact lost control of the vehicle and began driving on the sidewalk. The front passenger side tires exploded and destroyed the rim. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 6,200. Updated 8/31/15

- Pamdale, CA, USA

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