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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2012 Kia Optima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 302014

Optima Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 18,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While trying to accelerate, the car randomly has a 2-3 second delay before action. When the problem occurs, the car will coast out into traffic, which may be moving at high speeds. This leaves me exposed to getting hit on a frequent, but irregular basis, and I am afraid to drive the vehicle. The car can also have jerky motions and lunges when accelerating from a stop on an incline, posing a danger to pedestrians and cars nearby.

- Georgetown, TX, USA

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