really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
101,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

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problem #1

Jun 012022

Optima EX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,000 miles

Absolutely CANNOT drive at night with low beams only lights 6-10 feet in front of car. Replaced bulbs with very expensive new bulbs. Didn't work any better. Can only drive at night with high beams. Totally shocked that KIA has not had a recall on this issue. 2 Thanksgivings ago at approximately 10 PM was driving home from an hour and a half away on Thanksgiving weekend and had low beams on. As I was driving I ended up running over a long object on road and blew both passenger side tires and rims because I could not see object until I was right on top of it. Had to have car towed and buy 2 new tires and rims. We had to wait 2 days to get car repaired because of the holiday. UNLESS KIA does something about this problem I will never buy another KIA, and will not recommend anyone else to buy a KIA

- Michael G., Palm Coast, US