hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,898 miles

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2002 Kia Optima fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 012013

Optima 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles


I have also been stated as "not included". 2002 Kia Optima V6 LX. The vehicle shakes my entire body upon braking. Radio turns on and off. Radio goes from CD1 error to fm. Lights flicker, air shuts off. Im almost not able to pump gas anymore. Pump handle continuously clicks off. Its pathetic that I am now afraid to drive to work!! I have actually called in for fear of it just deciding to completely stall.

- Jeffersonville, IN, USA

problem #2

Jul 052008


  • 86,020 miles
After buying the vehicle from a auto dealer between July 2 and July 5...this vehicle began to have many problems like the audio receiver switch from radio to cd on its own, doors locks on its own, RPM runs to 4000 going 45mph after a hard jerk assuming that I was hit by a other car the air bag light came on after that 2 hard jerks while driving, ,(they didn't even deployed) can not pump gas due to fuel keeps over flowing when its barely empty....its been a living ?!@#$% and I'm still paying for the car....is it legal for a dealership to sell a vehicle like this.

- Sanford, FM, USA

problem #1

Jun 222005

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 77,675 miles
Recall on fuel cut valve was installed at 33,000 miles on vehicle - at 77,000 vehicle failed - found out from another dealer (greystoke) that recall fuel cut valve had been installed incorrectly.

- Monroe, NC, USA

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