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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,581 miles

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 082015

Optima Hybrid

  • 38,581 miles


While parking into a parking space that faces a supermarket building, with my foot on the brake, the car suddendly accelerates at an unkown speed, while I am stepping harder on the brake, and the car is not responding crashing into a parking barrier pole finally making the car stop inches from the wall where people go in and out of the supermarket, I was screaming the whole time while being pushed rapidly at an unkown speed feeling helpless and scared, the car side aribags deployed on the right side of the vehicle making the vehicle all full of smoke inside. This is a complaint of a concerned victim for a fault that the Kia Optima hybrid has, so it can be addressed before people are hurt, or killed out there needlesly.

- Hialeah, FL, USA

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