really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2005 Kia Optima cooling system problems

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2005 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 142005

Optima 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


From the day I have pulled my car off the lot one year ago I have had nothing but problems. The first problem I encountered was everytime I crank my car my belts let off this squealing noise. At every oil change I have asked them to double check the belts. Upon picking up the car the dealer assured me they have tighten the belts only to have them continue squealing. The other issue I have is the fuel tank. I have always felt I do not get a complete fill up when going to the gas station. I put the nozzle in the tank and click the auto holder to fill up my tank at the point it is ready to shut off gas come spewing out before it shuts off. Then you check the gallons entered and you realize that you could have put at least another gallon in the tank but it won't let you. The last major thing that I had to take my car in for was every time I turned my steering wheel it made a terrible grinding noise. Taking it into the dealer they notified me that my upper control mount bolt had come loose. In addition I would like to mention that the acceleration that the 2005 Kia Optima really stinks. It has no acceleration, it bogs down and acts like it wants to shut off. Sometimes I have to turn my air conditioning off just to make it out of an intersection. I am so unhappy with my car it is not funny. The incident date is ongoing, no specific dates.

- Cartersville, GA, USA

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