fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,987 miles

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2012 Kia Optima Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 182014


  • 9,987 miles


This started in June 2014 during the mid summer. The trunk would come open while just sitting there or come open while driving. So far no one has been hurt by it opening up while I have been driving but it could come open while I am driving and if I was to travel on the interstate at 70 mph and it was to open it could cause my back window to break or fly off and hit another car causing injuries. Last year during the night we had heavy rain the whole night and when I got up it was still raining hard and I noticed after going out the trunk was open wide. The mat in the trunk was soaking wet, back and front mats and inside where the tire goes had a little one 2 feet of water. I cannot give the dates for all of the time except 4 which was on 10-14-14 where Ford Kia had to remove the water and dry out parts. I was stuck with the bill in which I have the bill and in October 8, 17, 24 November 4,12,19,27. December $10,15.18 22, $24.31. January 2015 2, 8,15,17,18. I have contacted the dealership here about it and I was told there was nothing that could be done and I told them that the people that lived next door had a wireless key that they could open, turn on my lights inside and out and a couple that lived two doors down had a car and when they moved in that he could open his doors and such which would unlock my doors and turn on the lights and open the trunk and they said at the shop that the freq on my car cannot be changed. It seems that I got a car that many of the people can come and try their key and get inside and just push the button and take off. It happens during setting and driving so the speed I cannot state right.

- Tullahoma, TN, USA

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