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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid lights problems

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2013 Kia Optima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012014

Optima Hybrid 4-cyl

  • 0 miles


Headlights on this vehicle are horrible. Worst of any vehicle I have ever seen. Approximate illumination range of the car is 15 meters (50 feet) on high beams. All other aspects of vehicle seem fine, but this is a serious shortcoming. Lamps are properly aimed and provide virtually useless nighttime visibility to the vehicle operator. This condition is widely discussed on the internet and the remedy is 3rd party aftermarket lighting (hid), which voids the vehicle warranty.

- Randolph, VT, USA

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